Question: When Does Advent 2012 Begin?
The season of Advent, the time of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas and the start of the liturgical year in the Roman Catholic Church, begins on a different date each year. When does Advent 2012 begin?Answer: Advent 2012 begins on the First Sunday in Advent, December 2, 2012.
You can find a full schedule of all the Sundays and all major feasts during Advent 2012 in the Catholic Liturgical Calendar for Advent 2012. And make sure to check out this list of Family Activities and Devotions for Celebrating Advent.
thanks to: http://catholicism.about.com/od/2012calendar/f/2012_Advent.htm
ADVENT CALENDARS: How to make or download or buy one!
SUNDAY is the first day of ADVENT! What a better way to celebrate than by making an advent calendar of your own. The one in the top photo is credited on the picture and here is where you can go to find the directions in making one!
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Use this 4-session study to focus on Christ this Christmas. We can learn from Zechariah and Elizabeth how to prepare our hearts to receive all that God has for us. Mary teaches us about the true meaning of Christmas. We learn how to prioritize our Christmas from the shepherds. And Simeon and Anna teach us how to respond to the best gift of all time.
Be PreparedSession Two
Are you ready to receive what God is offering this Christmas?
We need real time and space markers that remind us of the great events that define our faith. But if our Christmas is to be spiritually successful, we’re going to have to fight for it. And the way to do that is through preparation.
The True Spirit of ChristmasSession Three
Are you where God wants you to be this holiday season?
The true spirit of Christmas is not the spirit of family bonding or even the spirit of rejoicing. All of those things are well and good, but Mary teaches us that the true spirit of Christmas is a spirit of humility.
A Christmas To-Do ListSession Four
What’s at the top of your list this season?
If we look hard enough, we might find a whole new piece of the Nativity scene that’s been in the closet for years—never unwrapped.
The Bad (or Good) News About JesusTotal number of pages - 38 pages
Jesus’ birth was the best thing that could happen to you—or the worst.
The day after Christmas can be disappointing. Perhaps Mary and Joseph felt similarly after Jesus’ birth. In the days to come they had to face the bad news with the good.
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