Celebrating Advent and Preparing for Christmas 2018

adventwreathAdvent is fast approaching, and with it a new liturgical year – Year C.
“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)
Have a look at the Seasons page of this site for links to resources for Advent and Christmas liturgies.
CAFOD’s interactive online Advent calendar has a reflection and prayer for every day of the season to help us reflect on issues of global justice as we prepare for the coming of Jesus.
In advance, we wish you every blessing during the forthcoming joyful season of stillness, waiting and expectation.

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