ADVENT & CHRISTMAS 2019

Help put Jesus back into Advent and Christmas with your students this year.  The secular message of Christmas is all about ” ME” and the real reason for this festival has been set aside quite deliberately by the business and the commercial interests that surround us all.

The Advent booklet is for the younger members of the Diocese (pre-Holy Communion) and contains items based on the Advent Gospels and Readings, Christmas Day, the Holy Family and The Epiphany of the Lord (Cycle A).  Families and schools should download and ask children to work with this booklet. Discuss the materials with them.

Advent 2019 Year A

Some Post Primary Resources to download for RE Class.

Christmas assembly +

Advent – The Waiting Time

Ten Christmas Commandments

Christmas Carol Service

Penitential Service for Advent (Susan)

Child of promise come

Flame of Bethlehem spreads light throughout the world

Jesus is Knocking at your Door this Christmas

The Innkeeper s Tale

Advent-Wreath-Colouring-Page

Doodle Prayer

Mary’s diary

Mary’s dream

Prayer In A Pot

Thought for Christmas

The Birth of Jesus Christ

Epiphany of our Lord January

Epiphany to colour

Meditation on the Epiphany

 

Admirabile Signum’: Pope Francis’ apostolic letter on the meaning and importance of the Nativity scene
Pope Francis told a crowd gathered in Greccio that the scene of Baby Jesus in the manger, surrounded by his Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and others, should serve as a reminder to the constant presence of Christ in our lives, which began with the Incarnation. “God loves us to the point of sharing our humanity and our lives,” Pope Francis said. “He never leaves us alone.”
Pope Francis calls us to be like the shepherds who visited the Holy Family on that first Christmas. “Go to the cave, to see and recognize the sign that God has given us. … May his smile that lights up the night dispel indifference and open hearts to the joy of those who feel loved by our Heavenly Father.”
Read his full letter here

 

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