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Advent

Online resources and advent calendars

 

Advent Season Blessings

Blessing rituals for an Advent Wreath, a Nativity Scene, and a Christmas Tree can be found in the church's Book of Blessings and in Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers. Each of these blessings may be led by a lay person.  Blessings are available online from the USCCB.


 

Advent in 2 Minutes

Explanation of Advent from Busted Halo

 

Catechist Resources

Advent Resources at Catechist's Journey

Shared Advent Ideas at Catholic Catechist

Advent Resources - Loyola Press

Advent - The Liturgical Catechist

Advent - Catholic Toolbox

Advent Youtube Playlist - St Margaret Mary Parish, Naperville

Advent and Christmas - Catholic Icing

Advent Activities - The Religion Teacher

Advent - USCCB 

How to Make a Jesse Tree - SimplyCatholic


Christmas - The Liturgical Catechist

Christmas - Loyola Press

Christmas - Catechist's Journey

Christmas - Catholic Toolbox

Christmas - Catholic Catechist

Christmas Youtube Playlist - - St Margaret Mary Parish, Naperville

Christmas Season - USCCB 

 

Online Advent Calendars

In the 1800s, German Lutherans would countdown the days to Christmas with chalk marks on the door or candles or handmade calendars. Around 1908, printer Gerhard Lang produced a calendar on which one would attach a small picture each day for 24 days. He later printed calendars with doors to open. These became popular and spread through Europe and to the US. In recent years, this Advent tradition has been adapted to the online world. Here are a few:

Busted Halo's Advent Surprise Calendar

Marian Advent Calendar by the University of Dayton

Children's Advent Calendar by Loyola Press

Adult Advent Calendar by Loyola Press
 

 

Liturgies of Advent

Liturgy Preparation Aid for Seasons of Advent and Christmas  (Español) - FDLC

 

Whole-Community Catechesis for Advent

 

Advent Intergenerational Event - Loyola Press

 

 

 

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