Tag Archives: Christmas

Welcome the Word – Scripture resources for Bible Sunday

In Pope Francis’ letter at the end of the Year of Mercy he commended the idea of a Sunday which focused on the Scriptures. In England and Wales this is marked on the 2nd Sunday of Advent. This year the Scripture Working … Continue reading

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Celebrating Advent and preparing for Christmas

We wish you every blessing during this joyful season of stillness, waiting and expectation. 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 … Continue reading

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Marian Antiphon for Advent and Christmas: Alma Redemptoris Mater

The four Marian Antiphons (Alma Redemptoris Mater, Ave Regina Cælorum, Regina Cæli, and Salve Regina) have traditionally been sung at the end of Compline (Night Prayer) – each one during a particular season of the Church Year. Alma Redemptoris Mater … Continue reading

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The joyful season of Advent

“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 … Continue reading

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