Children's Ministry

Liturgical + Seasonal

ADVENT RESOURCES

ADVENT PRAYERS AND ACTIVITIES 

 

 

AN ADVENT PLAYLIST FOR FAMILIES FROM OUR FRIENDS AT Strong Catholic Family Faith:​

A Prayerful, Magical Catholic Family Advent & Christmas (The Liturgical Catechist)

The Gift of the Hope Tree (CRS)  In Spanish
This activity invites children and families to consider what gifts the Holy family might have needed when Mary gave birth to Jesus and how those gifts compare to what people who live in poverty might need.

A Video on the Posadas in the United States in Spanish  (CRS)

Advent Prayers (CRS)

About Advent Wreaths (USCCB)

Blessing of an Advent Wreath (USCCB)

Blessing of a Christmas Tree (USCCB)

Season of Advent Activities (Sadlier)

Advent Blooms Activity (Sadlier)


Blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene (USCCB)

The "O Antiphons" of Advent (USCCB)

Advent Links & Resources  (USCCB)

Online Advent -  (The Institute for Christian Formation, Inc.)

What is Advent? (Busted Halo)
This four minute video from Busted Halo explains Advent in a fast paced engaging way.

A busy Catholic's guide to celebrating Advent: 10 Tips for Observing the Season (National Catholic Reporter)

Advent Resources (Busted Halo)

Advent Articles and Resources (Building Faith)

Advent Family Resources  (Loyola Press)   
Advent Traditions Game (Good Ground Press)

Family Advent Tree (Good Ground Press)

Advent Retreat, Holy Women, Full of Grace (Good Ground Press
 

HOLY DAYS, HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL REMEMBRANCES

Feast of St. Nicholas - December 6
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - December 8
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12
Feast of St. Lucy - December 13
Start of Los Posadas and Christmas Novena - December 16

 

ADVENT pLAYLIST FOR A PARISH OR SCHOOL

Advent Resources (Catholic Apostolate Center)
Webpage of articles, reflection guides, and ecclesial documents to accompany you and those you minister with in this time of joyful anticipation.  This page continues to be updated as new resources and materials become available, including their own E-Book featuring reflections from blog writers on Advent and Christmas. 

The "O Antiphons" of Advent (USCCB)
The Roman Church has been singing the "O" Antiphons since at least the eighth century. They are the antiphons that accompany the Magnificat canticle of Evening Prayer from December 17-23.

Celebrating the Advent Season (RCL Benziger)
Enjoy these free downloadable and printable resources for celebrating the season of Advent!

Coaching Parents for Advent (The Pastoral Center)

Waiting for Jesus Christ - An Intergenerational Event (Loyola Press)

Arts and Faith (Loyola Press)
Use these videos to take a new look at this season of hope and preparation through the lens of sacred art.

Ten Simple Ways to Evangelize during the Holidays (John Boucher)
 

HOLY DAYS, HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL REMEMBRANCES

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe—Our Lady of Guadalupe (Loyola Press)
Articles, activities and books to help you celebrate!