Advent Opportunities for Individuals and Families

Advent Opportunities for Individuals and Families

“Advent is about learning to wait. . . . to stay in the present, knowing that only the present well lived can possibly lead us to the fullness of life.”

Joan Chittister, The Liturgical Year

ADVENT RESOURCES


Matthew Kelly - Dynamic Catholic 

BestAdvent2017

Advent is a time to wrap presents and prepare your home and your heart.

It’s a free email program that will help you slow down and focus on what matters most during this busy season. You'll experience Advent in a whole new way—leading to the best Christmas of your life!

Click here for information and to sign up for Matthew Kelly’s Best Advent Ever.

 


SSAdvent-LPLanding-685x285-SP1853SACRED ADVENT RETREAT

Embrace the Advent season as a sacred space from the ease of your e-mail inbox. Sacred Advent is a daily e-mail prayer break during a busy season. Each day invites you to a step-by-step progression of praying with a Scripture reading.

Based on the writings of Sacred Space—the trusted online prayer site by the Irish Jesuits—Sacred Advent will make this Advent a season filled with sacred moments.  Click here to sign up.

 


OUR SUNDAY VISITOR

WriteYourOwnPrayersWRITE YOUR OWN PRAYERS

Ideas to help you pray from the heart.  Are you ready for an Advent adventure?  Does the idea of “praying your way to Christmas” sound intriguing?   Click here for some suggestions that may help you pray from the heart.

 


 

Mother and daughter (6-7) praying by bed, close-up

ST. ANTHONY'S NOVENA

Click here to read about a simple idea one Mom and Dad used to combat their children's growing list of wants for Christmas.

 

 

 


Gifts without clutterGIFTS OF BLESSINGS WITHOUT ADDING CLUTTER

Click here to have a Christmas season in which gifts will be blessings without adding to the clutter.

 

 

 


Sadlier ActivitySADLIER CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

FAMILY AND CHILDREN PRAYERS AND ACTIVITIES

Click here for some printable Family and Children Prayers and Activities. (printable)

 

 

 


 

Advent Cal

SADLIER ADVENT CALENDAR

Click here for Sadlier's Advent Calendar and Advent Activities.  Day Two's activity is "Together as a family, compose an Advent prayer."

And don't miss the Advent Activities such as a St. Nicholas Day Candy Cane Blessing on the later pages of the link.

 

 


JESUIT MINISTRY

Christmas Tree BlessingJesuit blessing-christmas-tree2

Advent Family Prayer

Advent Mealtime Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 


Advent calls us to be a waiting people. “It is waiting that attunes us to the invisible in a highly material world. . . . Without Advent, moved only by the race of the world around us, we could be so frantic with trying to consume and control this life that we fail to develop within ourselves a taste for the spirit that does not die and will not slip through our fingers like melted snow.” 

Joan Chittister, The Liturgical Year

%d bloggers like this: