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Advent 2017Notre Dame Online's December Theme is Advent-Christmas. There are many printable and online resources available for age groups from toddlers to seniors. Included here for your use are a few that stand out from the United States Conference of Bishops ( and a few Jesuit websites.

The United States Catholic Bishops offer the following Advent Resources:

  •     About Advent Wreaths
  •     Blessing of an Advent Wreath
  •     Blessing of a Christmas Tree
  •     Commentary on the Proper Prayers of Advent from the Roman Missal
  •     Blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene
  •     Lectio Divina for Advent
  •     Liturgical Notes for Advent
  •     The "O Antiphons" of Advent
  •     Advent 2017 Calendar - Bilingual
  •     Family Advent 2017 Calendar - Bilingual

CFJ Advent Reflections
Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

Loyola Press.
A Jesuit Ministry

This site also offers a Sacred Advent Retreat (from the Irish Jesuits), Advent Calendars, a downloadable The Jesse Tree PowerPoint Presentation, Daily Inspiration during Advent, and Prayers for Advent.

Jesse Tree from Loyola Press 2017

Xavier University offers an online Calendar of Religious Holidays and Observances 
featuring many religious traditions.

Creighton University's Online Ministries