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FROM OUR EDITORS — Sunday, December 3 – 1st Sunday of Advent

FROM OUR EDITORS — Sunday, December 3 – 1st Sunday of Advent


There are many times in our lives as Christians that we’re called to be countercultural. One of those times occurs as the season of Advent begins. Our countercultural challenge is to keep Advent as a season of preparation for Christmas. Advent is a time of joyful anticipation of the celebration of our Savior’s birth. It is also a time to consider how prepared we are for Christ’s Second Coming. Yes, we make Christmas preparations during this season, but we can benefit from holding off on celebrating Christmas until Christmas!

We encourage you to incorporate some traditions of Advent—Jesse Tree, Advent calendars, Advent chains, Advent wreaths, adding straw to the Baby Jesus’ manger for good deeds performed—in your classroom and home. If you’re looking to try something new, check out The Manger on the Mantel, a book and activity offered by our sister company, Creative Communications for the Parish. We wish you all a very blessed Advent season!


Image credit: Creative Communications for the Parish, Bayard, Inc.

One Response to “FROM OUR EDITORS — Sunday, December 3 – 1st Sunday of Advent”

  • ruza lozo / Reply

    Thank you for help. I’m anable to bay books, magazine, … god bless you!

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