Children's Ministry

Liturgical + Seasonal

ADVENT RESOURCES

ADVENT PRAYERS AND ACTIVITIES 

 

 

 

CHOSEN ESPECIALLY FOR YOU FROM SOME OF OUR FAVORITE WEBSITES:
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