Advent Resources

Little Blue Books for Advent
The always popular Little Blue Books for Advent are now available in the Church vestibule. These six-minute reflections are based on the Sunday Gospels of Year C (the Gospel of Luke).  Each day will have a meditation based on the previous Sunday’s Gospel. Each day also has interesting information about customs and traditions of the season, feast days, and people associated with Advent and Christmas.  The Little Blue Book helps guide you into prayer and a deeper understanding of our faith.  We have a limited supply so please only take one per family. For those of you that prefer using an app on your phone or mobile device, the Little Books Companion is available and will give you access to the three seasonal books published each year.  The cost is $10/annually.

The Best Advent Ever: Move Toward the Light  Advent Reflections from Matthew Kelly
This Advent, discover and choose the things that draw you to the light! Get inspiring daily video reflections sent straight to your inbox -for free. Taken from Matthew Kelly’s life-changing new book, Life Is Messy, each reflection will help you infuse your life with prayer, reading, authentic love of self, genuine friendship, beautiful kindness and so much more.

FORMED: Advent Daily Reflections with Dr. Tim Gray 
Each Daily Reflection is a short video that features Dr. Tim Gray commenting on the daily Mass readings, explaining the Scriptures, and providing you with concrete ideas on how to apply them to your life. This Advent, dive deeper into the joys and mysteries of the Incarnation with Dr. Gray and enjoy the richness of the Christmas season as never before.

Loyola Press Advent Calendars: For Adults; For Children
This Advent, join Loyola Press for a special online Advent experience. Following a traditional Advent calendar format, the experience invites you to slow down this season and discover the quiet moments of Advent hope. Authors and bloggers Vinita Hampton Wright, Joe Paprocki, Becky Eldredge, Marina Berzins McCoy, and others share resources to nurture your spirituality at this busy time of year. Calendars also available for you to do something special each day with your children as we prepare for Jesus’ birthday.

Advent: A Time to Prepare
Take time to pray and prepare for the coming of Christ. Sign up to access the Catholic Relief Services (CRS)Advent Calendar each day to receive Scripture, quotes, and images filled with hope.

Advent Resources from the USCCB