Our Parish This Advent
Advent Calendar 2022
Now in its eight year, the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference will host its interactive digital Advent Calendar to mark the beginning of the Church’s new year, the First Sunday of Advent.
To mark this special season, this year’s Advent calendar will offer resources for school, parish and home and will be accessible behind a virtual door that, as per tradition, can only be opened on each day of Advent.
Content available behind these virtual doors will include a short video message, seasonal crafts for children and prayers to assist us in keeping Christ at the centre of our Christmas preparations. Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas. Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time.
You can find the Advent calendar here:
Blessing of an Advent Wreath
Blessing of a Christmas Crib
Why not pray this prayer as you hold the figure of the Baby Jesus from your crib? Then wrap the figure up, place it under the tree and let that gift be the first one you open on Christmas Day, remembering the true reason for the season!