Advent resources for Children & Families

Season of Advent


Advent resources

About Advent Wreaths

Blessing of an Advent Wreath

Blessing of a Christmas Tree

Blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene

Blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene

The "O Antiphons" of Advent

Lectio Divina for Advent

Liturgical Notes for Advent

Commentary on the Proper Prayers of Advent from the Roman Missal

Publishers of Advent resources

Ascension Press

Ave Maria Press

Loyola Press

The Pastoral Center

Twenty-Third Publications

Advent video links

The meaning of Advent 4:30

The true meaning of Advent 8:26

Advent in 2 minutes 2:08

What is Advent again 3:54

5 Advent activities for Catholic children 11:04

Other resources

The story of the birth of Jesus is retold for the very young in this beautifully illustrated book that will be treasured for years to come. Youngsters will delight in the story of some very noisy animals spending an evening in a very ordinary stable in a little place called Bethlehem, along with a very extraordinary baby whose name was Jesus. Children will love the repetitive nature of the noises made by the animals on that first Christmas night. A memorable way for little ones to first encounter the story of God becoming flesh and dwelling among us. 



Ignatian spirituality - Advent

Strong Catholic Families Advent resources

7 Advent resources the whole family will like - Catholic Link

Advent Inspiration

The history of Advent

A busy Catholic's guide to Advent

Advent hope

Advent: How to make the waiting worth it

Resources for Faith Formation Leaders (programming for children)

Sensory spaces for Kids in the Covid-19 Church

Tips for Catechists Doing Faith Formation Remotely (Video)

Children's Ministry Tool Box

Pillowcase Prayers

Getting Ready for All Saints Day

Advent resources during the Pandemic

Blue Christmas resources

Resources for Advent and Christmas

Christmas Pageants 2020:  Recorded, Zoomed, Live Outside

An Intergenerational Epiphany Pageant