Observe Advent In Joyful Expectation
Help your family prepare for Christmas this Advent with prayer, penance, and joyful expectation. With meaningful traditions including the advent wreath preparing your hearts for Christmas is fun!
Prepare for Christmas by observing Advent. Keeping the feast after the fast in mind, remember to be joyful and an example of Christ’s love to all your friends, acquaintances, and relatives. The early Christians made converts because the pagans were impressed by their love. Be the type of person that makes others want to share in your joy and peace.
How do you do this? Pray, pray, pray! Pray the Rosary everyday. Ask for graces. Meditate on the Gospels. Embrace the inconveniences and sufferings in your life and unite them to Our Lord’s cross. Imitate Holy Mary and ask her to be your mother.
Drown out the distractions of this world through prayer and spiritual reading. Turn off the news. Play games with your family. Get outdoors. All these things will help you focus on the important things in this life: saving your soul and the souls of those God has put in your path.
Spread some joy this Advent and Christmas season. Be joyful, patient and loving while you keep your eye on the prize: Heaven!
The best way to prepare your heart during Advent is to do penance and pray. Besides fasting, another powerful form of penance is tending to your daily duties. This can be particularly difficult during this unavoidably commercialized time of year.
Preparing With Prayers
Meal Time Prayers Around The Advent Wreath
The following prayers are taken from the collect from the Traditional Mass for the first, second, third and fourth Sundays during Advent collectively.