Little Blue Books for Advent
The Little Blue Books for Advent/Christmas are now available in the Church vestibule. These six-minute reflections are based on the first reading of each day’s Mass during Advent. This will provide you with the opportunity to reflect and ponder on those passages. 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. 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. Please visit www.littlebooks.org or visit your app store to download.
Dynamic Catholic – Best Advent Ever 2.0: Simplify Your Christmas
Most people spend the time leading up to Christmas feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and stuck. Caught in the complexity and busyness of the holiday season, we end up striving for all the things that aren’t worth having. It’s no wonder the beauty, meaning, joy, and life-changing power of Christmas have become lost! This year, do something different. Reclaim the peace that can only come from simplicity this Christmas. Sign up for The Best Advent Ever and receive short, inspiring videos in your inbox every morning for free to help you focus your day on what matters most.
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.
Daily Advent Reflections from Bishop Robert Barron
Join Bishop Robert Barron this Advent and receive a short daily reflection in your email to help you prepare for the coming of Christ.
Arts and Faith: Advent
Prepare for Christmas and deepen your experience of the Advent season this year with Arts & Faith: Advent. Each week there is a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of hope and preparation through the lens of sacred art.
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.
Creighton University: Praying Advent
We often miss Advent’s power because these December weeks are full of secular Christmas parties and preparations for Christmas. Each year, the busyness of this season serves to distract us from having an Advent season that truly prepares us for the celebration of Christmas, with all its meaning. This site offers simple ways to enter into this Advent season, week by week, in the midst of our everyday lives.
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
The USCCB provides many resources including the history of Advent, calendars and prayers.