Kids will enjoy making an Advent wreath out of Legos. What a wonderful way to help inquisitive young ones learn about the Advent season! And it is great for locations where using real candles is not allowed or practical. This Lego kit includes 48 pieces and complete instructions for making an Advent wreath. It includes prayers to use as you “light” your candles every day.
1st Sunday of Advent – Year C
At only $1.99, Welcome Baby Jesus is money well spent for Catholic families. This book will help your family focus on the hopeful waiting of the Advent season and then truly celebrate Christmas when it arrives. For each day, there is a scripture passage and then an activity to encourage children to “Think, Pray, and Act”.
The book is written by Sarah Reinhard, a Catholic convert, wife, and mother.
This beeswax Advent candle kit provides everything you need to make three violet candles and one rose candles. It also includes a book of Advent prayers. As a bonus, there is a page which explains the significance of beeswax candles. See the video below for more information.
This book by Father William Saunders is a resource to learn about Catholic traditions related to Advent and Christmas. It also gives you practical ways to practice these traditions in your home. It covers the liturgical event from the beginning of the Advent season through Candlemas (Feb 2).
Some of the topics include the Advent Wreath, Advent feast days, St. Joseph, Christmas trees, Christmas candles, Christmas Creche, and more. The book includes specific suggestions for family prayer and activities to make these items and feasts more meaningful.
Jesus said to his disciples: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.
“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.
For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth.
Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.”Luke 21:25-28, 34-36