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Advent Week 1: Lighting the Way for Hope

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Advent starts Sunday. Rejoice! And to help prepare, we’ve created an Advent series for you and your family! In this first week of the Advent Season, we are Lighting the Way for Hope! Each day we will share devotions, prayers, music, and activities for the entire family to prepare for this Advent season. 

We hope you’ll follow along and participate in all the Advent activities. Here are just a few activities for this week:

Advent Wreath

There is no better way to light the way for hope than with an Advent wreath. You can create a simple wreath with three purple candles, one pink candle, and some greenery, or use a pre-made wreath. Make your Advent wreath the centerpiece of your table. We encourage you to make this part of your meal discussion. (Be careful to keep the candles far enough away from the greenery, especially as they start to burn down.) 

Each week we’ll provide you with a prayer to light the Advent candle.

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First Sunday of Lent Advent Wreath Prayer

Prepare for the light with a prayer for lighting the Advent candles: 

All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever. Amen

Advent Music

Open your favorite music app and search for “Advent playlist” to make the season part of your day. Or take a look at our Advent playlist and other recommended playlists for this week. 

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Family Activity

Advent is the perfect time to create an interactive Nativity scene. We’ve made a weekly schedule for you and your family to create and discuss the Nativity and the participants you are putting on display.

Reading Prep

What better way to prepare yourself during Advent than to review the 2nd Sunday of Advent readings? Sit quietly and reflect on the Readings and Gospel for Sunday. What is the message you’re receiving?

“Wine” Down

Close out the first week of Advent with a special Advent beverage! See our recipe and make a version for your entire family to enjoy as you prepare for the 2nd Week of Advent.

Please check back each day through December 24 so you don’t miss any of our fun, interactive Advent series. 

For more information please visit us at ACS

Carol has worked in the ACST Marketing department and managed most aspects of marketing over the last 20 years. Before ACST, she spent many years handling marketing for companies across the US including, Novell, WordPerfect, Purolator Courier,, and U.S.News&World Report. Carol is a cradle Catholic who has been active her entire life (a long time!) and has served in volunteer positions within her parish, including formation instructor, lector, code red responder, and numerous other volunteer roles.

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