Advent Calendar 2016
The Catholic Bishop’s Advent Calendar is now live.
The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year. Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.
Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas. Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time.
The Advent Calendar offers daily readings prayers and resources, including reflections on the Advent season, words from Pope Francis, faithbytes, Advent prayers, family resources and much more.