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December 2016 Resources

The following resources were very kindly shared by Anna Maloney, Post Primary Diocesan Advisor, Dublin Archdiocese.

Advent Resources

As we continue our Advent journey, I hope you are finding the Advent resources helpful. New items have been added in recent days; including this template for Christmas Carol Service, Advent Prayers to aid classroom reflections and the Lectio guides for Week 3 & 4 of the Hearing, Happening, Hoping Series for 2016.

December Resources

Take a look too at the December resources for further ideas.

iCatholic - Sunday Reflection (Dec 11)

From iCatholic, for the Third Sunday of Advent: Are you the one who is to come... or must we wait?

Pope Francis

We join Pope Francis in his prayers for those who have been affected by the bombings in Cairo, Mogadishu and Istanbul: Pope Francis prays for Victims of Terrorist Attacks

Take a look at these two links from Huffington Post Religion: Pope Francis' Christmas Card for 2016 and 12 of Pope Francis' Best Quotes.

An Advent Reflection - The God of the Here and Now

To help us keep our minds and hearts on what really matters during Advent, from Loyola Press: Christ, bring your light into our lives, Receiving Advent and The God of the Here and Now.

This resource was kindly shared by Emmaus Productions; A Reflection by Monica Brown

A Prayerful, Magical and Joyful Advent and Christmas

Frank Brown has created this beautiful resource to help families celebrate Advent and Christmas in a meaningful way. Many of his suggestions could easily translate into the school setting also: A Prayerful, Magical and Joyful Advent and Christmas.

Igniter Media - Advent Videos

These beautiful videos from Igniter Media will engage your students each week as we journey towards Christmas.

Hearing, Happening, Hoping - 2016

This popular series of Lectio Divina resources will help us to journey through Advent with God's Word again this year: Hearing, Happening, Hoping Series for 2016

FaithArts - Advent

Brendan O'Regan's website - FaithArts - has some lovely ideas for Advent

Busted Halo Advent Calendar

CAFOD Advent Calendar

Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference - Advent Calendar for 2016

Or register with Xt3 to access their beautiful Advent Calendar.

Pope Francis News

Christmas Lights at the Vatican

Great excitement as Pope Francis confirms that he will visit Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in 2018.

During this season of Advent, to encourage us to keep our minds and hearts open to God's voice: Jesus is knocking at your door this Christmas (RE Source NI).