The Advent Season

Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (meaning, “ad-venio in Latin or “to come to”) is the season 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. Advent devotions remind us of the meaning of the season. Special Advent devotions include the lighting of the Advent wreath; the Advent calendar which helps remind us of the season with daily thoughts and activities; Advent prayers that prepare us spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ. (Source:USCCB)

History, Purpose & Meaning

New Advent
Catholic Online


Advent Calendar
1st Sunday of Advent – Purple
2nd Sunday of Advent – Purple
3rd Sunday of Advent – Rose
4th Sunday of Advent – Purple


Advent Prayer
Daily Prayers and Reflections
Christmas Novena (December 16-24)
Relevant Radio Family Christmas Rosary Novena (December 16-24)
Practical Prayers During Advent

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