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Advent resources help faithful prepare for celebration of Christmas

News of the Diocese

December 2, 2021

Advent resources help faithful prepare for celebration of Christmas

As the Second Sunday of Advent approaches, faithful throughout the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland are focusing on preparing to celebrate Christmas, the anniversary of Christ’s birth.

To help make the Advent season more meaningful, a variety of resources can be accessed here on the diocesan website.

Newman campus ministers created an Advent reflection guide with a number of resources that can be downloaded.

FAITH Catholic, the publishing partner for Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine, also offers information about Welcoming Jesus with the Joyful and letting the light of Christ shine in the world today.

A Blue Christmas parish toolkit from the Diocesan Office for Marriage & Family Ministry shares devotions, prayers and more to help the faithful enhance their observance of the Advent season.

And the Office of Missionary Discipleship shares Emmanuel: God is With Us, a weekly resource with Scripture reflections, conversation prompts and activities for families and groups of all ages.

Father Dan Schlegel, vicar for clergy and religious, shares his reflections on Advent in a brief video.

Access additional resources for Advent and Christmas here.

Also, as Christmas approaches, learn more about Mass opportunities available through livestreaming, television, on the radio or on demand.

For those planning ahead, Bishop Edward Malesic will celebrate the 4:30 p.m. Mass Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Check the cathedral website for updates on the progress of construction at the cathedral. Currently, the door on Superior Avenue is the only entrance and exit available for the public. A handicap ramp is available at that door.

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