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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.

Here are some family friendly ideas for parents from Our Sunday Visitor.

The US Bishops have provided a prayer service here. 

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

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

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.


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 sService will be Sunday, December 9th 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.

Monday, December 17th Fr. Joe offers a scriptural look at Jesus' birth in "What Did Mary Know?"
6:50 - 7:50 pm in Shaw Hall.  Religious Ed classes meet this evening so please be watchful of children in the parking lot.