How To Advent

This week, I was on the phone with my sister asking what to get my niece for Christmas and talking about wish lists. With all the December hustle and bustle, shopping, school events, and planning for holiday dinners and travelling, how can we celebrate Advent?

Advent is meant as a time of preparation and that directs our hearts and minds in order to better celebrate Christmas.

These are some things to do to add Advent flavor to our December: 

† Advent calendar  
† Setup an Advent wreath at home with blessing 
† Set up a Nativity scene with blessing 
† Sign up for and watch the Advent videos 
† Go to Penance/Confession (see schedule below) 
† Do some Charity!  (Giving Tree, Social Justice Dinner) 
† Choose wisely the music you listen to in the car
               (check out 99.1 Star FM!) 
† Attend a Christmas concert at a Church 
† Go to Mass as a family each Sunday
† Daily prayer with family (Rosary especially 
               Joyful Mysteries) 
† Help children to focus more on presence than presents

Find blessings and Advent stuff — search the web for
              “USCCB Advent 2019”

Come, Lord Jesus!

Fr. Pat