The Liturgical Season of Advent

First Week of Advent
Second Week of Advent
Third Week of Advent
Fourth Week of Advent
Advent Wreath
Jesse Tree
The 'O' Antiphons
Making a Jesse Tree
Advent Calendar
Christmas Word Search







 These Lessons were first published in 1996 as:
"Prayers and Bible Readings for each day of Advent"

BY: Claudette Rietveld Holden and Carol Anderson

The Season of Advent

(Begins Year C, 2009)

First Sunday of Advent: November 29
Second Sunday of Advent: December 6
Third Sunday of Advent: December 13
Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 20
Christmas: December 25 ~ Friday
Spirit of the Season Advent Lesson Plans

What is Advent?

Advent is a season of four weeks of preparation before Christmas.

The word Advent means "coming" and refers to the coming of Jesus Christ..

The season emphasizes a threefold coming of Christ: 

bulletWe Celebrate his coming in HISTORY at Bethlehem, 
bulletWe celebrate his coming in MYSTERY through word and sacrament, 
bulletand we celebrate his coming in MAJESTY at the end of time.
Many people expend great energy preparing for Christmas, yet fail to appreciate the true meaning of the season. Advent, if properly observed, can change all that, helping us to realize more fully what the coming of Christ can mean in our lives.

God Bless,

Claudette (U.K.) & Carol (U.S.A.)



A Note for Parents and Teachers from Claudette


O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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