On this page you will find resources for the Advent season that will be added to each week.
We very much hope that you enjoy drawing on these resources as you make
your own Advent journey.
To whet your appetite please click here to view the current edition of the Ministry Update for Advent – the newsletter for all those involved in ministry in parishes in Kildare and Leighlin Diocese. Inside you’ll find lots of interesting information on resources and events for Advent.
Waiting in Hope – Week One
Click here to access a copy of week one of our two page Advent bulletins for the home for interesting Advent traditions, prayers, ideas for the home and linking with your parish, and reflections on the season
Watch this great video prepared by Naas Parish Youth Group on making and blessing an Advent Wreath for the home
And this one prepared by Newbridge Parish on creating a prayer space in the home for Advent.
An invitation: Bishop Denis invites you to join him for a special liturgy for Advent – Waiting in Hope – on Sunday, November 29 at 7:30pm.
Let’s start the season of Advent together in a spirit of hope and expectation.
You can access this liturgy on:
the iCatholic Facebook page: https://facebook.com/iCatholic
the KANDLE Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KANDLEi/
as well as on the YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/icatholicplayer
Virtual Calendar for Advent. Now This online calendar from the Irish Bishops’ Conference goes live on November 29th. Now in its seventh year, the online Advent Calendar is offering resources for the parish, school and the home which are available behind a virtual door each day during the Season of Advent. Click here to access this calendar: https://www.catholicbishops.ie/adventcalendar/
Waiting in Hope – Week Two
Click here to access a copy of week two of our two page Advent bulletins for the home for interesting Advent traditions, prayers, ideas for the home and linking with your parish, and reflections on the season.
Click here for weekly Scripture Sharing reflections from Fr Liam Lawton.
Waiting in Hope – Week Three
Click here to access a copy of week three of our two page Advent bulletins for the home for interesting Advent traditions, prayers, ideas for the home and linking with your parish, and reflections on the season.
Click here for weekly Scripture Sharing Resources from Fr Liam Lawton
Waiting in Hope – Week Four
Click here to access a copy of the fourth and final week of our two page Advent bulletins for the home.
Click here for the final Scripture Sharing Resource from Fr Liam Lawton.
Also available this week is a prayer booklet, “Keeping Christmas in the Home and Parish 2020”.
This four page booklet is full of prayers for the 12 days of Christmas, including:
+ Christmas Eve – Prayer for placing figure of Jesus in the crib
+ Christmas Day – Prayer before your Family Christmas Meal
+ A Prayer at the Crib for the 12 days of Christmas
+ Feast of the Holy Family – A Family Prayer
+ Feast of Mary, Mother of God (January 1) – Prayer suggestion
+ Epiphany – Prayer for chalking your front door and placing Magi at the crib.