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Advent in the Domestic Church

“Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem. May we let ourselves be drawn by the light of God made man”
Pope Francis

From the Busted Halo video write down 4 things you will try to do better during Advent to help you prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas, and two things you will try not to do.

Can you turn your list into a prayer?

Advent Activities At Home
Make an Advent Wreath
Make a Nativity
Make Saints’ Ornaments
Make an Advent Prayer Book
Make a Jesse Tree
Saint Days in Advent

St Xavier brought the Gospel to India, Borneo, Indonesia and Japan.

Write a letter, email or card to someone sharing your favourite Bible story.

St Ambrose showed he was prepared to challenge.

Look through a newspaper or the news. Where do you see injustice? What ould you do to raise awareness?

Our Lady was born without sin. We were not.
Advent is a perfect time to go to confession, what do you need to confess? Spend time as a family preparing for the Sacrament of Reconcilliation.

Our Lady of Gaudalupe is a reminder that Our Lady protects and loves us, her children!
Say a decade of the rosary today, or make some roses out of paper to remind you of her love for us.

St John of the Cross loved Jesus and all that the cross meant for us.
Draw a cross today, decorate it with scenes from scripture stories from the Annunciation to the birth of Jesus.

Christmas may feel like it is over but today we remember Jesus’ family.
Spend time together today playing games, writing thank you cards or even going for a walk.
Can you do something kind for someone in your family?

Take the Advent Challenge