Welcome, Advent!

Advent begins Sunday, Dec. 2.


Why purple, then pink, and sometimes white?
See 5 Questions on Advent in our December newsletter. 

Blessing of the Advent Wreath:
During Advent we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ in glory. Today we pray that God will (bless this wreath,) keep us watchful in prayer, and make us witnesses to Jesus, the Lord of light and love, who has taken on human flesh to bring salvation to all people. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.
(Blessings for Home and Family. CCCB Publications, Copyright@ConcacanInc.2004)

Weekly Prayers for Lighting the Wreath



What does Advent mean to our youth?
See our Youth Ministry page for inspiration and event.









"Endings are advents of a sort,
holding the promise of what is yet to be."
See the Advent Reflection by Sheila O'Handley on Our Blog


Click here to view or download.

What is your Emmanuel Moment?
See this story and more in our Liturgical Commission Advent newsletter.


Seeking activities, reflections and prayers?
See www.loyolapress.com offering resources for all ages.




Blessings for the Christmas Season:

Download these PDFs to share with loved ones

Blessing of the Family Nativity Set

Blessing of the Christmas Tree

Prayer for the New Year

Blessing of the Home for Epiphany