Advent Season 2018


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Advent Season
The USCCB website provides a wealth of resources for the Advent Season, including an interactive Advent Calendar, podcasts, reflections, and other activities.

National Catholic Educational Association - Advent Resources
The NCEA offers a variety of Advent activities for educators, students, and families.

Advent Catholic Prayers & Advent Activities for Kids
Advent-themed resources and activities from Sadlier Religion's "We Believe" blog.

An Advent Guided Reflection on Emmanuel – God with Us
From Joe Paprocki's blog "Chatechist's Journey: Sharing the Journey of Teaching the Catholic Faith"

Holy Heroes Advent Adventure
A collection of free Advent resources and activities geared towards children ages 5 to 12.


Our Middle School Students were led in an Advent Prayer Service by our Religion Teacher, Mrs. Paras. The students were first asked to choose focus words to prepare for Christ to come into their hearts during this Advent season. Then they wrote their Advent prayers to Jesus and they were placed inside a Christmas ornament. Our Art Teacher, Mrs. Minsavage, painted the chosen focus words on each of the student's ornaments. As part of the Prayer Service, ask student was asked to pray that they and others, would be able to focus on the important things that we will all need to receive as a gift from Christ during this special Advent Season full of hope, love, joy and peace. Special thanks to Mrs. Borowick, our Writing teacher for purchasing all the supplies for this Advent Tree Decorating Prayer Service.


"Lord God, let your blessing come upon us as we decorate this tree. May the light and cheer it gives be a sign of the joy that fills our hearts. May all who delight in this tree, come to the knowledge and joy of salvation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN"


To celebrate the beginning of Advent, our HSA had an Advent Family Evening. After sharing an Advent Prayer Service together, the families got busy transforming muffin tins into awesome Advent Calendars filled with little treats for each day! The evening came alive with joy, as Christmas Carols were sung while Mr. Salins and his daughter provided the Christmas music for all to enjoy. Many thanks to our HSA, and all the generous helping hands, and to Mrs. Falcon, our Spirituality Coordinator, for providing our school families with a very memorable Advent Family Evening. Thank you also to Mr. Falcon for providing the pictures of the event.


Please visit our Facebook page to see the full album with many more photos from this wonderful event.

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