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Advent Resources


Advent can be challenging!  Here are some resources to help you prepare yourself and your family spiritually this year.

Do you have an Advent Wreath? Here are simple prayers to share as a family.

The U.S. Catholic Bishops have provided a prayer service to bless your Advent Wreath  here. 

Advent Calendars provide a fun way to experience daily inspiration. The US Bishops offer a calendar based on the daily Mass readings here:

The Archdiocese of Chicago has compiled a great list of helpful resources here.

Catholic Relief Services offer a variety of Advent Resources on their website here.

usted Halo offers "Daily Jolts" and microchallenges in their online advent calendar.

There are many websites offering daily Advent inspiration.  Matthew Kelly and Dynamic Catholic offer Your Best Advent Ever.

Loyola Press offers prayers, reflections, art, book recommendations - many ideas to enrich your Advent.  Check out their Advent Calendar for Adults here.

Bishop Robert Barron and Word on Fire offer daily Gospel reflections.

Looking for a scripture study?  Take a look at Fr. McIlhone's Word Made Clear website.  Fr. Jim presented our mission this past October and is an engaging scripture teacher.

Are you a Facebook user?  Try Ann Voskamp's reflections.

Do you have kids and grandkids who watch YouTube?  Direct them to Fr. Mike Schmitz's explanation of Advent here.

If you like Fr. Mike - check out his library of short videos on a multitude of topics appropriate for teens through adults on Ascension Presents YouTube channel.


Here at St. Damian there are many opportunities to grow in faith this Advent:

Try daily Mass.
Our beautiful chapel is open 8:30 am - 8:00 pm weekdays for prayer.
Every Wednesday there is Eucharistic Adoration in our chapel from 9:45 am - 7:00 pm.
Thursday evenings there is a Holy Hour of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 6:30-7:30 pm in the chapel.
The Parish Advent Reconciliation Service will be Sunday, December 15th at 6:00 pm in the Church.
Reconciliation is also offered each Saturday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm and by appointment with a priest by calling 687-1370.