Check out a few online resources to help you, your family and your community journey through the season of Advent.
Archdiocese of Chicago
Our Advent/Christmas Seasons Staff Prayer Resource was designed for prayer and faith sharing before a meeting or gathering through the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Ordinary time just before Lent. Primarily designed for parish teams, this resource can be used by groups, committees, or teams who work together and want to spend extra time in prayer before the “business of the day” commences. (PDF)
Calendar Notes for Advent and Christmas 2017. (PDF)
Our Immigration Ministry offers reflections for all weeks of Advent. (PDF)
Father Donald Senior’s reflections for the First Sunday of Advent. (Link)
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
The USCCB site offers an online interactive Advent calendar, an Advent Wreath, Christmas tree and Nativity Scene blessings, prayer resources, “O Antiphons” and Bilingual Advent Calendars for the family. (Link)
Creighton University Free Online Resources
This page offers a variety of Advent resources, including bulletin resources, prayers, reflections, audio and videos resources, etc. (Link)
Dynamic Catholic: Best Advent Ever
Sign-up for their Advent season daily e-mails and videos. In addition to the personal journey, you will find resources for your parish – a guide, bulletin inserts, posters, etc. For more information visit: dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever
Ignatian Spirituality Resources:
Enjoy Ignatian contemplation and reflective resources for the season of Advent, including video reflections, sign-up for daily e-mail reflections, online Advent calendar, podcasts, Advent examen, and articles: ignatianspirituality.com/advent
Loyola Press Resources
Check out activities, prayers, articles to help you in your ministry or personally. (Link)
Catholic Apostolate Center
Christmas is the "most wonderful time of the year”: trees are trimmed, presents wrapped, and the chilly air signals the coming season of festive warmth. But did you know we're not really ready for Christmas without first observing a "little Lent?" This webinar looks at ways to “deck the halls” of our hearts - and prepare our bodies and our homes - for the birth of Christ by preparing for Him in the season of Advent.
A digital Advent reflection book. (Link)
Catholic Health Association (CHA)
Sunday, December 3, marks the beginning of the liturgical year and the season of Advent. To help Catholic health care organizations celebrate this important time, CHA has produced a reflection for each week of Advent as well as a Christmas reflection. We hope they are sources of comfort, joy and inspiration to be shared with others in your ministry.