The Catholic Christmas season begins on December 25th and ends in January on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. During this season, we celebrate the birth of Christ, the Son of God, God with us, true God and true man, Emmanuel, who was born long ago in Bethlehem and is still among us today. Download Catholic Christmas prayers to celebrate this joyous season with students, children, and families!
Printable Catholic Christmas Prayers
Christmas Tree Blessing
As Advent passes its mid-point, the anticipation for Christmas grows. Download a Christmas Tree Blessing Prayer Card and use it as part of your home or class celebration.
Prayer for Christmas Giving
Giving to others who are truly in need rather than gifting a bunch of stuff to one another seems fitting for a season focused on the great gift of love embodied in the person of Jesus. Use the Prayer for Christmas Giving Prayer Card to discuss the difference between gifting and giving with children.
Prayer for Christmas Consolation
In recognition of those who are struggling with various forms of loss at this time of year, many churches are now holding “Blue Christmas” services. Download a Prayer for Christmas Consolation Prayer Card to use as a compassionate response to those whose hearts are heavy with sadness, loneliness, fear, and grief. This Catholic Christmas prayer is a great way to start a conversation with children on how we can love and support people during the season. Download it now!
Prayers of Christmas Past, Present, and Future
How do your Christmas traditions bring together a sense of past, present, and future? Download a Prayer of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and use it in your home or parish as a way to celebrate the season of Christmas. These prayers for Christmas will help children reflect on the past, the present, and the future.
O'Antiphons Reflection & Prayers for Christmas
The O Antiphons, a tradition of prayer that marks the Octave of Advent, provide a beautiful framework for reflection in the week preceding Christmas. As holiday activities, ramp up, they provide a respite in the midst of the day to consider different aspects of this sacred season. Download my reflections on the O Antiphons and incorporate them into your personal reflections, as well as into your family or class activities. These seven cards can be used on a day-to-day basis throughout the Octave of Advent!
Christmas Prayer Service
The coming of Jesus at Christmas brings light, love, and peace into our lives. Share with students a Celebration of Peace Christmas Prayer Service, including Scripture reflection and a meditation to help students consider the changes Jesus has brought into their lives.
Advent & Christmas Lesson
The liturgical year begins with Advent, the four weeks prior to Christmas. It is a season of preparation, waiting, and anticipation. Christmas is both a feast and a liturgical season. Each day of the Christmas season renews the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Celebrate both Advent and Christmas with this 4 page reproducible lesson and prayer celebration!
In Thanksgiving for Christmas Traditions
Download In Thanksgiving for Catholic Christmas Traditions Prayer Card and use it as a way to reflect on the beauty of your own traditions during the Christmas seasons.