The following are some of the online resources
available on Advent.
Celebrate Advent / Christmas - Sharing Christmas with Others
- A beautifully made web site from the for young children with
stories, crafts, and an advent calendar. A great Pauline Christmas
website... Check out the flash audio enhanced story book....
quotations - These 30+ quotations from various sources
were collected by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR.
Advent and Christmas Devotions - This page from the CatholicMom.com
web site contains a listing of various web sites containing
useful resources. (no longer available)
for the Advent Season: The Advent Wreath - Offers a prayer
of blessing for the Advent wreath, prayers for each week of
Advent, and an excerpt from the Directory
on Popular Piety and the Liturgy on Advent.
and Christmas Crafts and Activities For Children - Various
craft projects for Advent
Church Library - Art Catalog - Official Website of The United
Methodist Church - A very nice collection of public domain clipart
under the following headings:
* Nativity Images
* Trees, Wreaths & Holly
* Text Banners
* Miscellaneous Images
to Epiphany: Celebrating the Christmas Season - From the
Saint Anthony Messenger web site - " Prepare for Christmas
with Advent wreath and Advent calendar activities, along with
information about St. Nicholas, Advent prayers, and more."
Catholic Catechist Online: Advent and Christmas - A good list
of links to useful resources. (no longer available)
- Catholic Life - The Season of Advent - Contains the
collects for Advent, the readings for each day during Advent,
and an article on Saint Nicholas.
Traditions for Advent and Christmas - an article by Michaelann
Martin - How can families better live the spirit of Advent
and Christmas in their homes?
Christmas Tree Blessing for the Family at Advent from Catholicmom.com
(no longer available)
- Prayers - Advent Wreath Prayers - From the web site of
Saint Charles Borromeo Parish.
Liturgical Season of Advent - by Fr. William Saunders -
How did the celebration of Advent come about?
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Publishing - The US Council
of Catholic Bishops has made available a number of resources
on its web sites: Blessing for the Advent Wreath (in pdf format),
for the Christmas Tree (in pdf format);2003
Advent Resource Supplement (pdf) - "This extension
of the resource, Advent 2003: Celebrate Christ’s Coming
to Establish Peace on Earth, offers various ways to use the
resource during and after the Advent season"; and Advent
2003: Celebrate Christ's Coming to Establish Peace on Earth - " This resource is offered as a seasonal aid for prayer
and reflection about the social justice message of the Sunday
gospels. It provides elements for individuals and groups to
develop their own prayer, study, and reflection opportunities
for use in parishes,schools, families, social justice committees,
small faith-sharing circles, and other settings.
Wreath Prayers - Prayers for the weeks of Advent
Page Advent Calendar: - A Collection of Resources - Rev.
Bertrand Buby, SM, Hebrew Testament Reflections, O'Antiphons,
Masses for Advent from the Collection of Masses in Honor of
the Blessed Virgin Mary .
" Mary Page would like to journey through Advent with you!
Join us as we explore the progressively unfolding wonder of
the Incarnation day by day."
Christmas As if the Earth
Were really the place where the Word became flesh - from
an environmental justice perspective.