A series of resources to help celebrate the Advent season in the home and prayer services for parishes. All available for download.
Advent (from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”) is a season of the Christian church, the period of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus, the period immediately before Christmas.
This year Advent begins on Sunday 29th November 2009.
As we celebrate the season of Advent we hope that these resources will serve as useful tools for parishes and people to enter into the spirit of this season.
Click on the following links to download:
- Simple suggestions for how families might keep Advent in the Home
- Blessings for the home to accompany the first lighting of the Advent Wreath, the turning on of the Christmas Tree Lights and the placing of the Christmas Crib in the home.
- Advent Daily Prayer Suggestions
- An Advent Parish Reconciliation Service that draws upon the liturgy of Hope of December 3rd.