Various resources for Advent and Christmas are provided for subscribers in the SCES RESOURCES section of this website. In the Advent & Christmas folder you will find resources which promote an understanding of the Advent liturgy. There is also a folder which provides resources specific to Advent for Year A.
a short lively You Tube video from BustedHalo on the meaning of Advent.
a variety of useful resources provided by Loylola Press, of interest to teachers, catechists, families and individual adult.
Interactive Advent Calendar for Primary age children
Advent Calendar for use in secondary school assemblies
This web site offers weekly Advent prayers, the antiphons of Advent, meditations, Advent readings from the early church fathers and from other sources.
|December 1 – Advent Wk. 1
Sadlier We Believe
|December 8 – Advent Wk. 2
Sadlier We Believe
Advent Articles for Teachers
Advent Day-by-Day: A Season of Surprises by Kathy Coffey
From Darkness to Light: Celebrating Advent by Kate Ristow
On-line children’s Advent Calendar
Ideas for Advent activities for Families
Christmas Story Advent Colouring Book contains 24 colouring pages with quotations from Luke
Advent activities (lesson ideas for lower secondary pupils)
Advent FAQ short answers to a series of questions about aspects of Advent for lower Secondary)
Advent resources on-line This website features traditional content, contemporary stories and thoughts about Christmas, graphics, and the Holy Scripture’s story of Christmas. It also encourage readers to share their stories, prayers, traditions in print or video with the entire Church worldwide audience of the Catholic.org website. The features allow a person to ask for prayers, share their favorite Christmas memory and send Pope Benedict a Christmas card.
Advent Prayer (by Henri J.M. Nouwen)
Master of both the light and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”