Advent Reflection 2019
Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.
The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).
Advent devotions including the Advent wreath, remind us of the meaning of the season. Our Advent calendar above can help you fully enter in to the season with daily activity and prayer suggestions to prepare you spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ. More Advent resources are listed below.
- Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
- Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
- First Week of Advent
- Second Week of Advent
- Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
- Third Week of Advent
- Fourth Week of Advent
- Solemnity of Christmas
- Feast of the Holy Family
- Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
- Solemnity of the Epiphany
- Feast of the Baptism of the Lord