The Season of Advent is HERE!

The Season of Advent Resources

USCCB Advent Resources  click here.

Advent Retreat -ON DEMAND – A great way to ready ourselves for Christmas. Webpage: Advent 2020: The Season of Waiting – When We’re Sick of Waiting for Life to Go Back to Normal. 2020 has been a demanding and daunting year. As we approach the Season of Advent, how can we turn to our Catholic identity for spiritual renewal? Available on demand, a retreat experience with speakers and built-in reflection times.  Brought to us by faculty members of Seattle University and Xavier University.

Suggestions from Archbishop Etienne for Charitable Works:
Here are some ideas to share with people who want to give back to their parishes and communities this Advent season:

  • Call the homebound in your parish community.
  • Send Christmas cards to people in prison.
  • Create “ditty bags” for the Seafarers Ministry.
  • Find opportunities in your county through the Catholic Community Services
    Volunteer Portal.
  • Sign up to receive weekly Advent inspirations from Northwest Catholic.
  • Join the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Advent Simplicity Challenge.
  • Volunteer with your local St. Vincent de Paul ministry or donate to their food bank.
  • Participate in your parish Giving Tree.
  • Pray for those who are alone this Advent season.

Archdiocese of Seattle Online Faith Formation Advent Resources: click here.

Advent Resources from NCEA (National Catholic Education Association)

Online Advent resources from RCLBenziger: (Scroll to the middle section of this page for previous On Demand Webinars. There you will find many excellent professional development resources to choose.)

SADLIER RELIGION: Advent resources including online tools and graphics – Advent calendars, wreaths, blessings, and teaching well the Liturgical seasons through the online Liturgical Calendar resources. The Sadlier Religion blog contains helpful guidance and resources for classroom extensions and parent engagement opportunities.

Mission focused Advent through MISSIO:  An opportunity to engage young people in their call to missionary discipleship, seeking their prayers, actions and monetary sacrifices for their brothers and sisters around the world.

St. Mary’s Press: Advent resources from their Resource Center including  Teaching the Liturgical Year – SMP  and various instructional videos and prayers services like InspireComeLordJesusPrayerService- SMP

Consider joining Father Bill Watson and the Sacred Story Institute as we launch the new Liturgical year. Sacred Story Institute – Missionary Discipleship Formation through Ignatian Spirituality – 2 programs: Sacred Story Youth (SSY- PreK-8) and True Heart: Young Adults (High School – Youth Adults)

Our Sunday Visitor: Advent Booklist for all ages. Free ebook Reasons for HOPE: Meditations for the Advent Season, Bishop Robert J. Baker if you sign up for the OSV newsletter.