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Elf on the Shelf meet 'Mary on the Mantel'

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For the past 16 years, Elf on the Shelf has become a tradition, both hated and loved, for families in the days leading up to Christmas. ... continue reading


We Need Advent 2020

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If ever there was a year that needs Advent, 2020 is that year. We have seen tragic deaths from the China virus (though thankfully, far ... continue reading



The Advent Calendar Watch

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An Advent calendar has become a tradition for many families when celebrating Advent and the Christmas season. Young children are full of ... continue reading


Sinner or saint God loves you, Pope Francis says on Christmas Eve Watch

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Vatican City, (CNA) - A person's weakness and sin does not change Christ's love for them, and Catholics should strive to treat others the ... continue reading


St. Stephen's martyrdom shows 'true meaning of Christmas,' Pope Francis says Watch

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The death of St. Stephen, the Church's first martyr, teaches Catholics to renew their commitment to charity and self-gift, part of the ... continue reading


Christmas Eve carolers for Cardinal Pell gathered at Melbourne prison Watch

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A group of local Catholics gathered outside Melbourne prison on Christmas Eve to sing carols for Cardinal George Pell, currently ... continue reading



#JustOneMore Gift? MISSIO Can Help With That!

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As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, offering joy and love, especially to the children in our lives, we know that so many children in the ... continue reading


Cardinal Sako orders muted Christmas celebrations in Iraq Watch

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Christmas celebrations among Iraqi Christians will be subdued this year in a show of solidarity with anti-government protesters.  ... continue reading


Pope Francis blesses 100 nativity scenes near the Vatican Watch

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Pope Francis Monday stopped by the "100 Nativities in the Vatican" display to bless Christmas scenes from all over the world. Vatican City, ... continue reading


Pope Francis: Don't forget the real meaning of Christmas Watch

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Ahead of the Vatican Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5, Pope Francis expressed hope that the nativity scene in St. Peter's Square will serve ... continue reading



More Advent & Christmas

Advent & Christmas 2023

Begins Sunday December 3, 2023

Ends on Sunday December 24, 2023

"And the angel answered her, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.'"
Luke 1:35

Christ the King

Sunday, November 26, 2023

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Advent 2023 starts on Sunday December 3, 2023

Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas every year.

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Advent 2023 ends on Sunday December 24, 2023

Advent ends on Christmas Eve, the day before Christmas, every year.

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Epiphany

Saturday January 6, 2023

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Advent Reflections

Reflection for every day of Advent

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Advent Calendar

Every day of Advent

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Advent Candle

24 Days of December

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Advent Wreath

Each Sunday of Advent

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Advent & Christmas Classes

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Advent & Christmas PDFs

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Nativity Scene

Holy Family

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St. Nicholas

December 6th

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Advent? What is it all about

What is Advent? The word Advent derives from the Latin word meaning coming. The Lord is coming. We may reflect that every year at this time we celebrate his coming... continue reading

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story To become the mother of the Savior, Mary "was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role." The angel Gabriel at the moment of... continue reading

Advent Daily Readings

Daily Scripture Readings for Advent The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby... continue reading


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Feast of the Epiphany - A Sunday Letter by Deacon Keith Fournier

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My friends, brothers, and sisters in the Lord,On Sunday January 7, 2024 in the United States and many other Nations, we celebrate the Feast ... continue reading


The Deacon Saint Stephen the Proto-Martyr is a Model for all Christians

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In the Catholic Church, Christmas is celebrated for eight days (Octave, from the Latin Octava) and opens up into a wonderful liturgical ... continue reading



Love is Born on Christmas Morn, and the World is Born Anew Watch

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The Gospel passages proclaimed at the Vigil and the Midnight Mass of Christmas root the Nativity of the Lord, in the family history and ... continue reading


5 Ways to keep Jesus in your Christmas celebrations this year

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Christmas is a magical time of year when decorations line the streets, children are suddenly behaving and the Post Office struggles to keep ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 22- The Fourth Sunday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 22 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent  This is the last day of this year's Advent preparations. Tonight, we greet the ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 21 - The Third Saturday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 21 - The Third Saturday of Advent Within Mary's womb, our Savior stirs. The moment is near! The Holy Family turns ... continue reading


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