Archdiocesan Advent and Christmas Resources

Advent and Christmas Services

(Schedule for Parishes throughout the Archdiocese)

For any parishes not shown, please ask the parish to send their schedule(s) to the archdiocese so we can add it for you, to: Sophie.Chlebek@caedm.ca


The Advent Episode with Archbishop Smith

What have we forgotten about Advent? Join Archbishop Smith as he shares about Advent as a season of penitence, the purpose of the liturgical year vs. the secular year, Advent as a season of being shook out of our apathy and the irregularity of the fourth Sunday of Advent being the same day as Christmas Eve this year.


CCCB Journey through Advent

Second Sunday of Advent (EN)

“A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.’” – Isaiah 40:3

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops presents Journey through Advent with the Most Rev. Bishop Jon Hansen, CSsR, Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. Join us as we reflect on the Scriptures for the Sundays of Advent 2023. A joint initiative of the National Liturgy Office, the Office national de liturgie and the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis.

Visit the CCCB Youtube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@CCCBCECC

CCCB Journey through Advent in English: https://www.cccb.ca/oec/journey-through-advent/

CECC cheminer ensemble durant lavent in French: https://www.cecc.ca/oec/cheminer-ensemble-durant-lavent/


What are your Obligations?


Resources For Meditation to Deepen Your Advent Prayer

The Three Comings of the Lord: A Meditation for Personal or Parish-Wide Reflection

A simple Advent reflection by Doctor of the Church St. Bernard of Clairvaux.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux says there are three comings [of Christ]: Advent prepares not just for the first coming of Christ to Israel, or even the second at the end of time.  There is a third coming between these two in which Jesus comes in spirit and power for our rest and consolation.

www.crossroadsinitiative.com/media/articles/three-comings-of-the-lord-st-bernard/

For more in-depth meditations by St. Bernard for Advent:


The Word Became Flesh: A week-by-week Advent reflection guide

In this new book from Word on Fire, readers are offered a week-by-week guide

through these sacred seasons with a series of reflections on the Messiah, the Annunciation, the Incarnation, the Journey to Bethlehem, the Nativity, and the Holy Family.

Featuring key passages from Scripture, extended readings from Bishop Robert Barron, and hymns, poetry, prayers, and additional reflections from across two thousand years of Catholic tradition,

The Word Became Flesh is a perfect companion guide for parishes, families, and individuals longing for a deeper encounter with Christ during Advent and Christmas.

books.wordonfire.org/thewordbecameflesh


Has your parish signed up for Flocknote? They have an entire library of pre-made Advent resources for your parish!

Flocknote is a communications platform for parishes that makes it easy to send out email and text campaigns.

They have a library of pre-designed Advent resources and teaching materials that you can customize for your parish and send out to your whole parish community, with just a click of a button.

See the Advent resources in the Library area of your parish Flocknote admin panel:


Is your parish running an advent event or retreat that will be open to an audience beyond your parish?

If you would like your event featured on our Archdiocesan website calendar, please submit your event (with a graphic) here.

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