Various resources for Advent and Christmas are provided for subscribers in the SCES RESOURCES section of this website. NB Some additional resources will be uploaded throughout the Advent season.
In the Advent & Christmas folder you will find resources which promote an understanding of the Advent liturgy. Please note that Advent 2012 sees the start of Year C.
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.
Advent Week 1 – 2nd December 2012
Advent Week 2- 9th December 2012
“A voice cries in the wilderness.”
Advent Week 3 – 16th December 2012
Baptism with water
Advent Week 4 – 23rd December 2012
“I am the handmaid of the Lord.”
IgnatianSpirituality.com offers Advent resources in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality.
This web site offers weekly Advent prayers, the antiphons of Advent, meditations, Advent readings from the early church fathers and from other sources.
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
A Joyful Journey: Advent Day by Day
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.
(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!”