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Website resources for Advent


Something to watch 

 Advent in two minutes - everything you need to know about Advent in two minutes!

 The Christmas Chord  - a beautiful modern retelling of the Christmas story

 Advent conspiracy – don't get sucked into the Christmas shopping panic


Something to read 

 Sign up for daily spiritual readings from 

 Fr Denis McBride’s beautiful and fascinating book for Advent - Journeying Towards Jesus in Advent 

 Pope Francis’ daily prayers for Advent - In the Light of Hope

crazy-paving-style Madonna for Advent ca;endar, purple borderSomething prayerful 

 The Christmas Novena 

 An alternative to an Advent calendar for adults  

 The wonderful Cafod Advent calendar 

 Spiritual resources from the US bishops

 A fun and challenging Advent Calendar from Busted Halo

Something to listen to 

 Daily prayer podcasts reflecting on the readings: 

 Advent/Christmas music with a difference 

silhouette of man against old-town archway, stone, glaring light, turquoise effectsSomething to do 

 Sign up for daily Bible readings with practical challenges from the Bible Society 

 Go to a wonderful Advent concert with CJM music

 Make a reverse Advent calendar – fill a box with food for a foodbank each day through Advent 

 Get involved with a local service project    

Cloeup of smiling eyes of child and grandad, faces pressed togetherFor families 

 Lots of activity sheets, advent calendars and other printables from Mission Together

 Prayers for a home advent wreath

 A lovely nativity video for small children

 Make a Jesse tree for really special family prayer 

 The Jesse Tree book to accompany the Jesse tree

 Advent crafts for kids 

 Parish Resources 

 Welcome people back to church this Christmas  

Practical resources for parishes including a nativity script and a carol song sheet

 Create a parish travelling nativity

 An Advent liturgy, originally designed for our Cathedral in Northampton, but adapted so that it can be done anywhere 

 Prayer stations for Advent

In these links we have included a range of resources from within the Catholic Church, and some outstanding examples from other denominations and secular organisations.  

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