Advent and Christmas Crafts and Activities For Children

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Advent and Christmas

  • to prepare ourselves to worthily to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord's coming into the world as the incarnate God of love,
  • to make our souls fitting abodes for the Redeemer coming in Holy Communion and through grace

Advent Resources


O Radiant Dawn: 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath

by Lisa M. Hendey

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O Radiant Dawn is a daily prayer book created for use around an Advent wreath in Catholic households of any configuration. It contains twenty-eight devotional services, each designed to last only five minutes—an achievable goal for busy families. The single-page service includes: 1) a simple candle lighting, 2) a brief scripture passage paired with a reflection question for adults and older children and one for younger children, 3) silence, and 4) a closing prayer. Rooted in scriptural images of light, O Radiant Dawn can be used in family prayer year after year. With its many Advent wreath prayers, O Radiant Dawn is an ideal gift for parish-wide distribution and faith sharing groups. It can also be used as a part of an Advent retreat.

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Jesse Tree Kit
The Advent tradition of creating a Jesse Tree comes from the verses in Isaiah and Matthew that speak of Jesse, the father of King David. On each branch hangs a picture of some of the forty-two generations of Jesus’ ancestors from both the Old and New Testaments. The pictures of the Holy Family are often placed at the top. This kit offers two options designed to make the Jesse Tree project accessible to any family, class or parish.Option 1:  Prepare an actual tree with designs from do-it-yourself three-dimensional ornaments. Option 2:  A Jesse Tree Poster with pre-drawn ornaments to be colored and attached. This three-piece kit also includes a short history of the Jesse Tree, suggested Scripture verses for each ornament, and a Jesse Tree prayer service. Click here for more information


Advent Wreath Projects

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