As we start week 4 of Advent, Rejoice! Our journey is coming to an end. In this last week, we are Lighting the Way for Love! We hope you’ve joined us each day and shared our devotions, prayers, music, and activities with your entire family in preparation!
Here are just a few of the Advent activities planned for the coming week:
Light the way for peace with your Advent wreath. (See Advent Week 1 for instructions.)
Fourth Sunday of Advent Wreath Prayer
Prepare for week four with a prayer for lighting the Advent candles:
All-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces His glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for His coming. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
Act of Kindness
For this activity set your alarm three times today. When the alarm sounds, stop what you’re doing and call/text/email someone and tell them how awesome they are.
Drive or walk to a local church and view their Nativity scene. Talk about Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem (Luke 2)…more.
What better way to prepare yourself during Advent than to review the Christmas Day readings? Sit quietly and reflect on the Readings and Gospel for Christmas. Involve your entire family in discussing its meaning.
Enjoy and prepare for the last week of Advent.
It has been our pleasure to create this Lighting the Way Advent series for you. We hope you have a Blessed Christmas and a healthy New Year!
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, ArtToday.com, 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.