Notre Dame Online's December Theme is Advent-Christmas. There are many printable and online resources available for age groups from toddlers to seniors. Included here for your use are a few that stand out from the United States Conference of Bishops (www.usccb.org) and a few Jesuit websites.
Photo: Our Lady Queen Chapel, 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich, MA 01938.
The United States Catholic Bishops offer the following Advent Resources:
- About Advent Wreaths
- Blessing of an Advent Wreath
- Blessing of a Christmas Tree
- Commentary on the Proper Prayers of Advent from the Roman Missal
- Blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene
- Lectio Divina for Advent
- Liturgical Notes for Advent
- The "O Antiphons" of Advent
- Advent 2017 Calendar - Bilingual
- Family Advent 2017 Calendar - Bilingual
This site also offers a Sacred Advent Retreat (from the Irish Jesuits), Advent Calendars, a downloadable The Jesse Tree PowerPoint Presentation, Daily Inspiration during Advent, and Prayers for Advent.