The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year. Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas and prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time. Catholic Bishops.ie are delighted to offer an online interactive Advent Calendar. It will go live on the First Sunday of Advent on 1st December 2019. Behind each door there will be content aimed at assisting people to pray and to reflect on how best we can keep Christ at the centre of our Christmas preparations during this special liturgical season.
The calendar has family prayers and suggestions for #LivingAdvent - acts of kindness and charity that all of us are encouraged to undertake during the month of December. The calendar will also share tips on how families can care for our common home by having a more sustainable Christmas.