Advent and Christmas Resources

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Advent and Christmas

  • to prepare ourselves to worthily to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord's coming into the world as the incarnate God of love,
  • to make our souls fitting abodes for the Redeemer coming in Holy Communion and through grace Advent Resources: Archived       Advent Resources

Additional Resources for the Holiday Season:
Christian Christmas Coloring Pictures  
Family Activities from the USCCB:

Jesse Tree Kit

The Advent tradition of creating a Jesse Tree comes from the verses in Isaiah and Matthew that speak of Jesse, the father of King David. On each branch hangs a picture of some of the forty-two generations of Jesus’ ancestors from both the Old and New Testaments. The pictures of the Holy Family are often placed at the top. This kit offers two options designed to make the Jesse Tree project accessible to any family, class or parish. Option 1:  Prepare an actual tree with designs from do-it-yourself three-dimensional ornaments. Option 2:  A Jesse Tree Poster with pre-drawn ornaments to be colored and attached. This three-piece kit also includes a short history of the Jesse Tree, suggested Scripture verses for each ornament, and a Jesse Tree prayer service. Click here for more information

Advent Resources:

From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops we receive the following words of encouragement:
Advent, Christmas and Epiphany in the Domestic Church
An outstanding new activity book full of wonderful ideas for children and families! Includes activities such as making an advent wreath, cloth Nativity figures, Advent and Christmas songs, recipes for special cakes and breads, stories of special saints for the season and related activities, plus how to make gift boxes, table-top and Christmas tree angels, as well as many coloring pages. All home-tested by Peter and Catherine Fournier, founders of Spiral-bound softcover.  Click here for more information on this resource.
Advent calendars are an old tradition dating back to the 1800's. The tradition originated in Germany and spread around the world. Our Advent calendars are imported from Germany and come in a variety of sizes and styles.  Click here to purchase your advent calendars from Catholic Company and help support!

Beginning on the first Sunday of Advent the liturgical season of Advent commences, opening a new year in our Church's Calendar.  During the days of Advent, we are called upon to:





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