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  • St. Lucy (or St. Lucia)

    St. Lucy (or St. Lucia)

    December 13, 2022

    December 13 is the feast day of St. Lucy (or St. Lucia). Lucia means “light”.  St. Lucy is the patroness of the blind, martyrs, epidemics; salesmen, throat infections, and writers.

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  • Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Our Lady of Guadalupe

    December 12, 2022

    December 12 is the feast day of the Our Lady of Guadalupe.  She appeared to Juan Diego, a Native American, in 1531 and her image miraculously appeared on his cloak.

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  • The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    December 8, 2022

    December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This holy day is often misunderstood. It celebrates the conception of Mary, not Jesus.

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  • St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor

    St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor

    December 7, 2022

    St. Ambrose was a 4th century bishop. He was known for his humility. He was instrumental in the conversion of St. Augustine and was the one who baptized him.

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  • Make Some Christmas Ornaments and Give Them Away

    Make Some Christmas Ornaments and Give Them Away

    Today, make some Christmas ornaments together and give them away. Bring a little light and cheer into somebody else’s Advent by letting them know you are thinking of them. While any recipient would do, this would be an especially nice Advent activity to do for an elderly neighbor or shut-in.

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  • St. Nicholas

    St. Nicholas

    December 6, 2022

    December 6 is the feast day of St. Nicholas.  St. Nicholas was a fourth century bishop who is the origin of the Santa Claus story. He was known for his generosity and his habit of secret gift giving.

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  • 3rd Sunday of Advent Year A – Gaudete Sunday (2022)

    3rd Sunday of Advent Year A – Gaudete Sunday (2022)

    December 11, 2022

    The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent Year A help us consider the signs of our salvation. Faith is a clear topic here. Do I really believe in Jesus Christ as my savior? Here are some ideas for this week.

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  • St. Francis Xavier

    St. Francis Xavier

    December 3, 2022

    St. Francis Xavier was one of the first members of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. He and St. Ignatius of Loyala were roommates at the University of Paris. St. Ignatius was forming the new order, and St. Francis Xavier joined.

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  • Fiat – A Lesson Plan on Mary’s Let It Be Done

    Fiat – A Lesson Plan on Mary’s Let It Be Done

    The purpose of this reflection is to help youth understand what Mary’s fiat (“let it be done”) meant and to help them understand ways to say yes in today’s world.

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  • St. Andrew, Apostle

    St. Andrew, Apostle

    November 30, 2022

    St. Andrew is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ and the brother of Simon Peter. Jesus called them from their fishing boats and promised to make them “fishers of men”.

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  • Resources by Date for December 2022

    Resources by Date for December 2022

    Advent 2022 is Year A in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 1 in the weekday cycle.. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in December 2022 here.

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  • 2nd Sunday of Advent Year A (2022)

    2nd Sunday of Advent Year A (2022)

    December 4, 2022

    The readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent Year A are a call to repentance. Am I ready to change or am I complacent and comfortable the way I am? Am I ready to ask God for help?

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  • St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions – Vietnamese Martyrs

    St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions – Vietnamese Martyrs

    November 24, 2022

    This feast day commemorates 117 Vietnamese martyrs who died between 1820 and 1862. Persecution of Christians was severe during this time period. Missionaries were banned in Vietnam and Christians were required to deny their faith.

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  • Set Up an Advent Table

    Set Up an Advent Table

    Now is the time to set up and Advent table in your home or youth ministry room. If at home, put it in your family room or another room your family uses every day. Use it as a focal point to remember to observe Advent.

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  • 1st Sunday of Advent Year A (2022)

    1st Sunday of Advent Year A (2022)

    November 27, 2022

    The readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent Year A speak of readiness for the coming of Jesus Christ. This is a time to prepare for our Lord to come into our hearts. Here are some ideas.

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