Advent Resources

Advent is a joyful time of preparation and a season of hope.

Despite celebrations looking different this year, take time to slow down in gratitude and make plans for your Advent observance.  Here are some resources for children, families and adults that will enrich your Advent experience.

Advent in the Liturgical Year: 

Enrich the season for the children and adults you serve with Advent calendars, prayers, reflections, and more. https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/advent/calendars/

Advent A to Z: 

Observe the 26 days of Advent 2020 with this special e-mail series. https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/advent/sacred-advent-a-to-z-series/

Pop-Up Catechesis: Advent Hope
Watch the Advent episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, which reminds us to look to the future with hope, knowing God will be with us, whatever happens. https://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/2020/11/pop-up-catechesis-advent-hope/?utm_source=cfflist&utm_medium=email&utm_content=202011&utm_campaign=cff

Little Blue Advent Books

The COVID pandemic has affected many of our practices, one of them being our inability this year to distribution of the “Little Blue Books” for Advent.  However, these books can be ordered directly from the website at littlebooks.org.  They are available in paper and ebook formats.  You can also get all the seasonal books on the Little Books app available for iOS and Android devices.  To learn more about this app, go to http://littlebooks.org/app

Retreats/ Reflections

Advent on Formed:

On FORMED for children:

On FORMED for adults:

On FORMED for teens


Looking for more? The Association of Catholic Publishers published a resource list here: https://www.catholicpublishers.org/advent-2020-resources