Advent Resources

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. 

Dynamic Catholic – Best Advent Ever
Jesus was a radical and he has a radical invitation for you! Discover what the radical and relevant wisdom of Jesus can mean for your Christmas…and the rest of your life. 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 and prepare for Christmas like never before.

“Rooted” is a FORMED series that presents a beloved tradition in a new light. It guides adult Catholics through a daily Advent reflection using the Jesse Tree model traditionally used by families. Each seven-minute episode introduces the ancestors of Jesus Christ, shares a Scripture passage, and offers an engaging, practical reflection.

“Drawing Closer to God: A Catholic Art Show for Kids” prepares your family for the Messiah’s coming. Join art teacher Ms. Kim as she teaches children to draw different scenes from the Christmas story, including the Annunciation, the shepherds’ visit, the Nativity scene, and more. With compelling storytelling, Ms. Kim points out key details from Scripture and Catholic tradition.

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.

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