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  • All About Advent

    Learning about and Reflecting on Season of Advent

    Advent is a liturgical season in our Church that prepares us to welcome Jesus at Christmas. The season is a gift to us, reminding us to slow down, and not get caught up in the hustle and bustle. This Advent create your own special playlist to help you get into the true spirit of Christmas. Videos, reflections, and activities are intended to make this preparation joyful! Get creative and have fun.

    Don’t let the lists overwhelm you. The abundance of ideas is not intended to add to the pressure. Just choose something that speaks to you: learning about Advent, focusing on wreaths, calendars, nativities, Christmas books, Christmas baking, or even Christmas movies.

    We wish you and your family a Joy-filled Advent and a Very Merry Christmas!

    In just 2 minutes, get all you need to know about Advent:

    Got 10 minutes?  Listen to Fr. Mike Schmitz on Advent

    Is your Christmas real?

    Watch this video and discuss the elements of your Christmas that help keep your family’s focus on the real meaning of the season.

    Looking to Make Advent special for your family? This 10 minute video is filled with simple tips

    More on Advent (click to open links)

    A Busy Catholic’s Guide to Advent  (National Catholic Reporter)

    How to Make the Waiting Worth It  (U.S. Catholic)

    Advent Links and Resources (Loyola Press)

    Find Out More

    Draw Deeply Main Page

    Advent Main Page

    All About Advent

    Advent Wreath

    Prayer During Advent