All Diocesan Articles

 

 

Advent Resources to Help You Prepare for Christmas

Posted on December 05, 2019 in: News, Advent

Advent Resources to Help You Prepare for Christmas

“Beloved, now is the acceptable time spoken of by the Spirit, the day of salvation, peace and reconciliation: the great season of Advent. This is the time eagerly awaited by the patriarchs and prophets, the time that holy Simeon rejoiced to see.”
- St. Charles Borromeo

During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the First Coming of Jesus as Savior, and anticipate His promised Second Coming. And amid the flurry of Christmas preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives.

To help with you with this preparation we have gathered various Advent resources into one convenient location. There you will find Pope Francis's apostolic letter, Admirabile signum, on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes,a blessing prayer for an advent wreath or manger, an Advent Calendar, and weekly videos and reflections from ministry staff and clergy of the Diocese of Norwich.

Are you looking to go deeper into your faith-if so, you will find Commentary on the Proper Prayers of Advent from the Roman Missal well as Lectio Divina for Advent.

This will also be where we post the photo gallery of Christmas Creches from around the diocese. You can read more on this here.

Bookmark the link below and visit it often as you prepare for the wonderful season of Christmas

NorwichDiocese.org/Advent

 

Bookmark and Share  

Our Advertisers Support Our Ministries

Please Support Our Advertisers

Most Viewed Articles of the Last 30 Days

Diocese Files Chapter 11 to Ensure Fairness and Equity for Abuse Survivors
July 15, 2021, Norwich, CT – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich today filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code. Bankruptcy proceedings will be before Judge James J. Tancredi in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut in Hartford. In a letter from the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich which was posted to the Diocese’s website, Chapter 11 is described as the most equitable way to resolve numerous pending lawsuits alleging the abuse of students at Mount Saint John School filed against the ...

Read More

More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - graduations for students and retirement for teachers. New postings just added.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Openings are posted weekly. NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Bookmark the site and check back often.   Please share with educators that you know.

Read More

Updated: Pope Francis Offers Condolences After ‘Heinous Assassination’ of Haiti’s President
UPDATE: Outreach to Haiti has released a statement on their website. Click here to go to it (full statement also after this article)   Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis has offered his condolences to the Haitian people after their President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home Wednesday by a group of gunmen. “Hearing the news of the heinous assassination … His Holiness Pope Francis offers his condolences to the Haitian people and to his wife, also seriously injured, whose life he commends to God,” said a telegram sent on...

Read More

July 25th is World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
July 25 is the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly! “It is important for grandparents to meet their grandchildren and for grandchildren to meet their grandparents, because — as the prophet Joel says — grandparents, before their grandchildren, will dream, and have illusions [great desires], and young people, taking strength from their grandparents, will go forward and prophesy.” – Pope Francis, January 31, 2021   Click here: Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly&n...

Read More

Can't Make it to Mass? View Our Online Streaming Archive
FCC News Desk Weekend Masses continue to be live streamed online and posted on the Diocese of Norwich website. Check out the following resources for online Masses:     Broadcast and Streaming Mass Schedule:   NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Sunday morning Masses from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick are broadcast on the radio, from local radio station WICH 1310 AM. Also, daily televised Masses from the Archdiocese of Harford and EWTN are available for internet viewing live or on demand. Information on how to access them is on the...

Read More

A Tradition Continues: Blessing of the Fleet
Fishing boats in Stonington’s fleet headed out toward the harbor’s breakwater on Sunday, July 25, after a brief rain shower so the fishermen could complete a tradition that they have observed for decades. The Blessing of the Fleet remembers local fishermen who have died at sea and honors the vessels -- along with their captains, owners, crews, and families -- that will go out to sea in the year ahead. The blessing is the culmination of a weekend of events surrounding it in Stonington Borough. There was a 5K race and walk on Friday in the Borough, followed ...

Read More

Norwich, Mass, Catholic

Annual Catholic Appeal

 
Signup for Weekly Newsletter


    Recently Added Galleries
    Click to view album: Palm Sunday
    Click to view album: Blessing of the Fleet
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination for Father Michael Bovino
    Click to view album: Rite of Election 2020
    Latest Articles
    A Tradition Continues: Blessing of the Fleet
    Aug 15: The Solemnity Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Vocations: 'Thank You, Father Greg'
    A ‘True Living Medieval Experience’
    Help is Available for Challenged Marriages
    Sacraments 101: Anointing of the Sick Protects in One's Final Moments
    Letting God’s Light Shine in the Dark
    Who Was St. Christina the Astonishing? Find Out Here

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294