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Advent 2021

By November 25, 2021November 28th, 2021No Comments

Happy New Year!! – Yes, it is a new year for the Church and we pray that the hope, peace, joy and love of the season will come into all our homes this Christmas.

We enter this season of Advent looking forward to the coming of Jesus.

Click here to find daily reflections and prayers on the Digital Advent Calendar published by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

The Advent Wreath

The making of an advent wreath is a long held tradition and we have two versions for you to try at home. One is a full “live” advent wreath suitable for adults to make and the other is a paper advent wreath suitable for children to make.

Click here for instructions on how to make the adult Advent wreath and click on the following link for  video instruction.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16852CLRDVSEEluxUw4CQgA_dP1OWxo1p/view?usp=sharing

Click here for instructions on how to make the paper Advent wreath with children.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12loP42UoUSW9VucQx510n4t557AxbV-n/view?usp=sharing

Along with making your wreath please click here to find a prayer to say as you light each candle.

 

Other Advent activities for children

We have prepared other activities for children based on the season of Advent and we hope these will occupy your children while they wait anxiously for Christmas Day. Choose from the list below.

5 Facts about Advent

Advent acrostic

Advent calendar to colour in 

Advent countdown chain to make

The Christmas Story

Christmas tree decorations to make

Christmas “hugs” tree