Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg


The Office of New Evangelization exists
To support parishes in forming
Joy-Filled, Intentional,
Missionary Disciples of Jesus Christ
So that On Fire with the Holy Spirit
They will be witnesses that
transform the culture around them.


Every year we do a blog post of Advent Resource recommendations, and quite a few resources repeat from year to year since, well, they are tried and true. 


Some recommendations for this year:


From Ascension Press:

Rejoice! Advent Meditations with the Holy Family : A journal with daily Advent meditations. Each day offers a word, a reflection, a psalm, a reading and prompt for journaling.  There are Sunday videos that are available on YouTube (also available as a DVD).  There are prayer cards for use with blessing the Advent Wreath and candles, as well as related artwork. 


From Word on Fire:

Bishop Barron’s Daily Advent Gospel Reflections includes the full Gospel reading for each day along with a short reflection on the Gospel by Bishop Barron. Each day has reflection questions and space for journaling.


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From Liturgical Press:

One of my personal favorites this year is not specifically for Advent, but for the entire liturgical year: 52 Sundays 2021

This is a wonderful way for families to reclaim the Lord’s Day.  For each Sunday of the Year, there is a reflection on the Sunday Gospel, exploration of the life of a Saint, suggestion for prayer, and recipes for a Sunday meal and family fun. There are discussion questions about the Gospel and the Saint, a family challenge to put the Gospel into action and lots of fun facts.


From Augustine Institute:

Again, not specifically Advent oriented, but The Search , based on the video series, is available in bulk and would make a wonderful evangelization tool.  It offers a good explanation of the faith and would be a wonderful gift not just for the average person in the pew, but for their friends and family who may have stopped practicing the faith.  


Other Advent Booklets:

Advent and Christmas: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens

Messages of Joy for Advent and Christmas 2020

Advent with Pope Francis

Little Blue Book

Living Faith Advent