The fourth week of Advent means Christmas is near.

Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  The USCCB has many Advent resources, including an interactive Advent calendar, downloadable family Advent calendar, information about Advent wreathes, blessings for wreathes and Christmas trees and more.

Click here for the USCCB’s Advent web page.

Heidi Saxton discussed her new book, “Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta” on the December 4, 2016 edition of Catholic Forum.  You can hear an interview with J.J. Wright and sample some of the music of “O Emmanuel” on the November 27, 2016 edition of Catholic Forum.  You can listen to past programs here.

For Bishop Malooly’s Advent and Christmas schedule, click here.

What is (and isn’t) Advent? Learn here in 2 minutes.

Why (and How) to Return to Sunday Mass and Confession during Advent. Click here.

Check out the Advent resources from the Catholic Apostolate Center, here.

Get the Free Advent & Christmas Mobile App from Family Rosary, here.

CRS Fair Trade invites you to reflect on the journey that brought Mary and Joseph to the stable—and to call to mind all those communities around the world that continue to encounter poverty in their own daily journeys.  Click here.

Mass is celebrated for those impacted by the sickness of addiction each Wednesday in Advent at St. Matthew Church in Newport, DE at 6:15PM. Come remember loved ones who have died from alcohol and drug addiction.