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Advent and Christmas Devotions

Related Resources: Advent Index



Prayer of Blessing For Your Home Advent Wreath

Lord, our God, we praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ: He is Emmanuel, the hope of all people, he is the wisdom that teaches and guides us, he is the Savior of every nation.

Lord God, let your blessing come upon us as we light the candles of this Advent wreath. May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ's promise to bring us salvation.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Additional Resources

Family Activities from the USCCB:


bullet Prayers for the Advent Wreath - from St. Charles Borromeo Parish
bullet "Bless the Baby Jesus" Nativity Blessing
bulletAdvent Daily Reflections - Catholic Update offers daily scripture reflections and "Saints for Advent"
bullet Family Advent Wreath Prayers - from Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers
bullet Christmas Songs - lyrics and recordings of your favorites...sing and pray twice!
bulletFamily Prayers for the Advent Season - from
bulletOnline Nativity - from
bulletAdvent and Christmas Reflections - a list of resources from Catholic Information Network
bullet Advent to Epiphany - resources and articles from
bullet Blessing the Christmas Ornaments - an Advent activity for your family from

Online Advent Calendar Devotions - Children's Advent Calendar - Advent Calendar for Adults

Abbey Press Advent Calendar - make the season meaningful with a new insight for each day

Online Advent Calendar with a devotion for each day - from the Mary Page, click on the nativity set and be treated to scripture meditations related to the season

EWTN Advent Calendar and Resources- including audio devotionals to listen to online

Celtic and Nature Advent Calendar

Online Collection of Nativity Creche Sets from University of Dayton

In addition, we invite you to visit our Daily Devotions for daily prayer and meditation tools and resources.

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 Jesusí 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

Catholic advent music
Visit our selection of Catholic Music for Advent & Christmas

Music for Advent:

Wait with Me: Advent of the Promised Son

A Season of Hope

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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!



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