Find resources for a Family Prayer Service for the Second Sunday of Advent and information about the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in our Seasonal Resources pages for Family and Parents. Note that our observance of the Immaculate Conception is moved from December 8 to December 9 and is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year in the U.S.
We honor several saints in the coming week:
- Monday, December 9: Feast of Saint Juan Diego
- Tuesday, December 10: Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto
- Thursday, December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Friday, December 13: Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr
- Saturday, December 14: Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church
More Advent Resources
- Check out the Advent resources collected by the Catholic Apostolate Center. The short video “Advent in 2 minutes” would be great to share with your class and families.
- The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey offer a digital Advent calendar. Use this resource for your own daily reflection or for sharing with your class.
Image credit: The Immaculate Conception by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Oil on canvas painted 1767–1768. Web Gallery of Art: WGA22365. [public domain in USA] via Wikimedia Commons