“The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).

Advent devotions including the Advent wreath, remind us of the meaning of the season. Our Advent calendar above can help you fully enter into the season with daily activity and prayer suggestions to prepare you spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ.  More Advent resources are listed below.”

from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, http://www.usccb.org

>Find an Advent Calendar, Blessing Prayers for an Advent Wreath, Christmas Tree, Manger and much more at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Website: https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year-and-calendar/advent

>Sign up to participate in Dynamic Catholic’s annual Advent Daily Program, the Best Advent Ever: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever.html

>Download the Hallow app and join the Advent challenge!

We’re so excited to share with you a brand-new prayer challenge from our friends at Hallow: #Pray25 with Mary. Join Catholics everywhere in 25 days of prayer this December as we prepare, with Mary as our guide, for Christ’s birth.

Each day of the challenge will have a custom, 5-10 minute guided meditation or peaceful music selection to reflect on the Advent themes of faith, hope, and joy through the eyes of Mary. Each meditation will be led by our friend Jonathan Roumie from The Chosen (or your choice of three other guides).

>Use our parish subscription to Formed to find an enriching 4-week series on Advent: Go to www.FORMED.org You should see the registration box for parishioners. Type in the parish code: DHTGWY. Now set up your username and a password. You will be all set to use the great programs on FORMED.org anytime, simply by logging in.

Search Advent or go directly to: https://watch.formed.org/advent-1

>Heart to Heart, Inc. a Catholic Media Ministry, is delighted to be able to offer their online series, Ornaments of Grace: each one containing a few verses of the scripture of the day, a short hope-filled story of an extraordinary individual and two questions to ponder how the highlighted lessons might apply to your own life.

Sign up at https://heartoheart.org/ornaments