Advent Resources

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Post-Primary Advent & Christmas resources and links have been uploaded here including two slide show videos to watch & download.


The Archdiocese of Dublin Education Secretariat

The Archdiocese of Dublin Education Secretariat has combined a comprehensive list of Advent material which would be very useful for RE class and school preparation for Advent. Click the link below to access the Archdiocese of Dublin Education Secretariat website.



Waiting for Jesus

This slide show with music by Mumford & Sons is designed to be used in Post-Primary R.E. classrooms & at services during Advent.


I Corinthians 13 and Gabrielle Aplin’s

This Christmas slide show features the modern Christmas version of I Corinthians 13 and Gabrielle Aplin’s beautiful cover of The Power of Love. A prayer service to accompany this video can be downloaded at:


Sainsbury’s Christmas Advertisement
Although it’s an advertisement for a supermarket, there’s a lot in this Sainsbury’s production to chat about with your class.

Catholic Grandparents’ Association Advent Newsletter

Catherine Wiley has shared the Catholic Grandparents’ Association Advent Newsletter which may prove useful.

XT3 Advent Calendar

Xt3 is an award-winning, interactive social media platform, bringing you the latest Catholic videos, podcasts, article & more. Featuring live webcasts, youth ministry resources and Smartphone Apps for Lent and Advent, Xt3 will keep you in touch with Church news and events, the latest hot topics, as well as updates from WYD.

Click the link to access the XTC Advent Calendar


Advent Resources from RE

RE Source is a forum created to support religious education. Click the link below to view all resources gathered from RE Source with regards to Advent.

Advent & Christmas from RE SOURCE-NI


Resources for the Classroom

Try some of these activities in your classroom during December:

Seven Reasons We’re Thankful for Pope Francis:
As he prepares to deliver his Christmas Urbi et Orbi, read Busted Halo’s ‘Seven reasons we’re thankful for Pope Francis’.

Advent Calendar
Busted Halo’s Advent Surprise Calendar was really popular with the Credo Community last year. Click here for this year’s ideas.

Waiting Faithfully
In this season of waiting, read this article about why the whole of the Christian life is about waiting.

Advent Activities
Browse through the Loyola Press website, which has many resources to offer for Advent.

Christmas in Fifty Words
Watch this video summary of the Christmas story.

Wing Clips Christmas Playlist
Browse through these film clips and discuss some of the Christmas and Advent themes evident.


Advent Prayers

Pray these Advent prayers with your classes, and give your students an opportunity to create their own Advent prayers


Understanding Christmas by Cahty Molloy

Read ‘Understanding Christmas‘ by Cathy Molloy, about how theologian Karl Rahner experiences and understands Christmas. It invites us to find silence in the midst of our Christmas activity, and to contemplate the meaning of what we are celebrating.


CEIST 2013 Resources

Advent 2013

Advent Resources 2013


Advent Reflections


As we prepare for Advent, we offer a series of reflections on the readings for each week of this holy season.

These can be used as personal meditations, or they can be printed and distributed to prayer groups or at parish Masses during Advent.

These reflections were written by Amalee Meehan, a former Faith Leadership and Governance Co-ordinator with CEIST.

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