PurpThe liturgical Season of Advent begins on the First Sunday of Advent which is December 2nd this year. God promises to send the Messiah which was fulfilled by the birth of Jesus. In the readings we will hear about John the Baptist preparing the way of the Lord. We should use this time to prepare the way in our hearts with these activities. The season lasts until Christmas Day. The color of the season is purple. Learn more about Advent here or for Advent in two minutes
Advent Workshop Ideas for celebrating Advent
Liturgical Year Prayer Service
Purple is for Advent
Children's Calendar This Web calendar reminds children to do something each day to share the meaning of the season. Click the date each day of Advent to find an idea to help you prepare for Jesus’ birthday. An online calendar for children.
Adult Calendar An online Advent calendar for adults.
Sacred Advent is an e-mail prayer to daily put you in a sacred space.
Monday, December 10th Parish Penance Service
12-1, 2-5, 7-8:30 pm
Daily Advent Reflections for children with Brother Francis.
Advent Meditation on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
Six Ways to Celebrate Advent in the Home
The Jesse Tree offers a weekly explanation of the symbols and people they represent on a the Jesse tree, which is the ancestry of Jesus.
Art and Faith:Advent
This site offers a video commentary on a work of art that goes along with the scripture for the week of Advent.
What are the O Antiphons?
Godparents: Get your Godchild a Different Kind of Christmas Gift
The Third Week of Advent we proclaim the O Antiphons. The O Antiphons are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Christian traditions. They are also used as the alleluia verses on the same days in the Catholic Mass. They are referred to as the "O Antiphons" because the title of each one begins with the interjection "O". The song "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" reflects the O Antiphons.