The Season of Advent begins on November 30th.

Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, 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.’s Advent web page features Advent e-cards, Advent activities for families, videos, reflections and more. Visit 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.

None Lit(Advent wreath courtesy of St. Mary of the Assumption, Hockessin, DE)