Advent begins Sunday December 2nd

During this season of preparation and awaiting the celebration of Christmas, St. Catherine’s will offer printed Advent reflection books and daily email blasts.

For those who like to “go online”, we have identified a few free online resources that might interest those who wish to prepare for Advent using an online format.

  • Loyola Press – Inspiration for Advent – 19 short articles/reflections on topics very relevant to the original Advent story and our lives today – from “Saying Yes” to “Gratitude” to special reflections for each week of the season. Since Advent is 28 days long, perhaps pick 14 that speak to you and read one every other day.
  • Advent 2018 - the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has established a special website for this most critical season in our Church Year. Included is a link to a colorful family calendar for the Advent season.
  • Resources for Liturgy and Prayer – Advent and Christmas – For the truly time-challenged, this page by Fr. Felix Just, SJ, PhD, provides a nice Q&A which will give new information and provide a nice refresher for everyone else.

The Adult Faith Formation Team

http://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/inspiration

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/advent/index.cfm

http://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Seasons-Advent-Christmas.htm