With Advent around the corner, families and catechists may be looking for an activity or two to engage the children in learning more about Advent! Here are a few websites that I discovered that you may wish to use:
Advent Activities: OSV offers a checklist to get ready for Advent, Advent and Christmas recipes, crafts and more.
Advent Resources – Here you will find activities, calendars, inspiration, Jesse Tree, prayers and an online Advent retreat from Loyola Press.
Advent – A variety of Catholic Digest articles.
Advent: Jesus Is Coming – The Saint Anthony Messenger Faith formation team offers short and helpful Advent articles here.
Advent Liturgical Season – At the Wm H. Sadlier website, you get a wonderful Advent liturgical season overview.
Advent Prayer – 4CatholicEducators – com provide you with a collection of Advent links with articles, activities, and Advent Calendars.
How can you use this material? Here are a few suggestions:
- If you are communicating with your families through FaceBook, then each week you can choose a link and add it to your wall with a short Advent message.
- You may simply want to send an email to your families with a short Advent message and the link you are referring them to.
- If your families are “Twitter” followers, you can tweet a short “Twitter”message like – Here’s your checklist – http://bit.ly/vvcZd7 to get ready for Advent. (Note: This will bring you to – Advent Activities – Preparing for Jesus an Advent Checklist ).
Hope you find these links of interest to you. Would love to hear how you may be using these links in your catechetical program.
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Copyright 2012 Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF