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8 Printable Catholic Christmas Prayers

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,...Read more

Advent Joy; Lighting the Pink Candle on the Advent Wreath

This Sunday we light the odd candle on the Advent wreath. Long before pink became a symbol of breast cancer awareness, it took prominence in the third week of Advent as a sign of joy. “Guadete”...Read more

Virtues Series: Prudence and the Problem of Christmas Excess

I still remember the Christmas we gave our children bogus plush toys. The craze at that time was for stuffed bears emblazoned with rainbows, shamrocks, and other colorful symbols. Their retail price,...Read more

The Season of Advent

My favorite season of the year is approaching. Setting out familiar symbols puts me in the mood for a time of joyous expectation. Advent is about to begin. Read more

Advent Prayers for Families

The liturgical year begins with Advent, the four weeks prior to Christmas. It is a season of preparation, waiting, and anticipation. Download and print these free Advent prayers for families to...Read more

The Hope of Christmas

It hasn’t been an easy Advent in which to hope. As the shadow of the bombings in Beirut and Paris continued to hover over us, the shootings in Colorado Springs and San Bernardino reminded us that...Read more

Christmas Whole Community Catechesis Handouts

Sadlier offers whole community catechesis seasonal events that can be used with the entire parish community or all the students in a school community or religious education program. The Christmas...Read more

Praying the “O Antiphons”

The “O Antiphons” are a tradition of prayer during a period of time known as the Octave of Advent. Thus, they begin on December 17th and continue through the 23rd. The seven antiphons are...Read more

Catholic Christmas Traditions

When I speak to groups about how faith grows in the family, I ask them to name a favorite tradition. Responses almost always include something about the Christmas holidays. While standard traditions...Read more

Prayer for Setting Up the Crèche

Setting up the crèche is a beloved tradition in both homes and parishes. I have seen a number of beautiful Nativity sets over the years. Many of them reflect cultural traditions and customs, thus...Read more

Not So Ordinary Time

There is such a stark contrast when the Christmas season ends. The twinkling lights in the neighborhood have gone dark and trees left for recycling sit on driveways awaiting pick-up. In my parish,...Read more

Entering the Crèche

Setting up the crèche is a beloved tradition in both homes and parishes. I have seen a number of beautiful Nativity sets over the years. Many of them reflect cultural traditions and customs, thus...Read more

Sounds of Advent

Have you noticed the newest warning in theaters these days? In addition to the reminders to turn off cell phones and cease conversation, moviegoers are also asked to stop text messaging during the...Read more

The Gift of Giving

“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured...Read more

Christmas Blues

It has been a year since the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This means parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends of those killed have now passed through the first cycle of...Read more

Advent’s Quiet Grace

I am finishing up this year’s round of talks in appropriate fashion – with a parish mission on themes of Advent. With one night to go in the four-session series, I am immersed in the voices and...Read more

Parish Event: Advent - A Time for Watching and Waiting

Bring parishioners of all ages together to learn about and share their faith during a special seasonal event. Download these Advent handouts to implement your event for the entire parish community or...Read more

Advent Lesson and Prayer Celebration

The season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 1st. The meaning of Advent season is two-fold, reminding us both to remember the past and to look to the future. Advent is also a time to direct our...Read more

Christmas Past, Present, and Future

Trimming the tree. Baking cookies. Hanging out the stockings. Sending greetings. Welcoming visitors. Wrapping presents. Singing carols…  The list of Christmas activities goes on and on. Some of...Read more

Praying the “O Antiphons” During the Octave of Advent

 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...Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) is an opportunity to re-read the account of this miraculous story and to consider the needs of the poor. It begins with a simple man named Juan Diego...Read more

Advent Light

My favorite season of the year is approaching. Setting out familiar symbols puts me in the mood for a time of joyous expectation. Advent is about to begin. Read more

Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes
Question of the Week: The Nativity of the Lord

Sunday, December 25th, is The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Solemnity and Holy Day of Obligation. Plan to spend time this week reflecting on the readings and preparing to celebrate the Eucharist....Read more

Christmas Stories

Each year, decorating the Christmas tree is an occasion for storytelling in our family. The ornaments are the trigger. Some date back to my childhood and before, so they offer an opportunity to...Read more

Question of the Week: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 18th, is the Fourth Sunday of Advent! Plan to spend time this week reflecting on the readings and preparing to celebrate the Eucharist. Gather in My Name offers "Question of the...Read more

Celebrating Saint Nicholas Day

Our family first celebrated Saint Nicholas Day about twenty-five years ago. We gathered with a cherished circle of friends for a post-Thanksgiving meal that didn’t have anything to do – or so we...Read more

Question of the Week: Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 4th, is the Second Sunday of Advent! Plan to spend time this week reflecting on the readings and preparing to celebrate the Eucharist. Gather in My Name offers "Question of the Week"...Read more

Pressed for Time: From Holidays to Holy Days

Halloween has come and gone, much to my relief. I always loved this holiday but it’s lately started to wear on me. It isn’t the holiday itself, but its build-up. Halloween-themed television...Read more

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