Resources for Advent and Christmas at Home
On this page you will find resources for the Advent and Christmas Season that will be added to each week.
Advent Calendar 2020 (Click on Link)
Advent Resources (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
Advent and Christmas Resources for Primary Schools (Click on Link)
Advent Blessings for the Home (Click on Link)
Praying at Home for Advent (Click on Image)
The NPN (Northern Pastoral Network) has prepared a resource for prayer at home during Advent. The booklet has been specifically compiled with families in mind. The Gospel for each Sunday of Advent is accompanied by a family activity, prayers and a reflection.
Advent / Christmas Stations (Diocese of Limerick – Click on Image)
Christmas Carol Service
Virtual Children’s Liturgy for Christmas (CAFOD)
Prayers and resources for children’s liturgy catechists and for families who aren’t able to attend church in person at the moment. CAFOD are offering a pre-recorded Christmas children’s liturgy which will premiere at 3pm on Christmas Eve, with the recording available afterwards.
Children’s Liturgy Resources for 25 December:
For those still at home and not attending Mass, Salford Diocesan Liturgy Office has prepared a sheet called ‘The Lord’s Day at Home’, based on the Sunday Scriptures, so that you can pray on your own or with your family. It is particularly aimed at those not able to follow a Mass on in the internet.
Fourth Sunday of Advent (20th December)
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (25th December)
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (27th December)
The Second Sunday of Christmas (3rd January 2021)
The Baptism of the Lord (10th January)
Pope Francis Celebrates Christmas in Rome 2020 (Click on Links)
Vigil Christmas Mass by Pope Francis (24th December at 6.30pm)
‘Urbe et Orbi’ Blessing of Pope Francis on Christmas Day (25th December at 11am)
Christmas Religious Programming on Shalom World TV(Click on Link)
Christmas Religious Programming on RTÉ (Click on Link)
Twelve Days of Christmas (Click on Image)
These materials, produced by the Northern Pastoral Network, provide us with a series of reflections following the feasts of the twelve days of Christmas. On each of the twelve days we are invited to spend time with scripture, reflection and prayer. You may want to use this booklet in your private prayer or find a time to gather each day with your family. We pray this Christmas that each of us will rediscover the meaning of Our Lord’s Nativity and the great hope that it proclaims for the world.
MUSIC FOR THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (Click on Link)
Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that you are present in the most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things,
and desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
please come spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you now as if you were already there
and I unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.