The joyful season of Advent

Advent-Wreath-3“Advent has a twofold character: for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered; and likewise when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. For these two reasons, Advent is a period for devout and expectant delight.”
(Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, 39)

For Advent resources to help with liturgy planning, see the Liturgy Office’s Advent Season page, including a useful sheet for liturgy preparation groups.

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