Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

Evangelization

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.

HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR ADVENT CANDLES YET?  ADVENT IS ONE MONTH AWAY.

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:

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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. 

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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.

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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