Advent is a beautiful time of anticipation and preparation. It's a great opportunity for families to be more intentional about spending time together. We encourage you to set aside one evening a week to do something that involves your whole family. We've included three fun activities you can do during these weeks before Christmas.
1. Make a Card for Your Parish Priest
Parish priests work very hard during the Advent season to help prepare us for the coming of Christ. Christmas is a very busy time for them, and we want our priests to know how grateful we are. They are a gift to us and to the church, and giving them a thank you card is a great way to show them how much we appreciate their work and their vocation. You can bring it to them when you go to Mass or to Confession.
Click here to download two awesome thank you cards, or you can make your own. Either way, we'd love to see a picture of your finished product. Send us a picture of your card so we can see your beautiful work!
2. Cookie Creations
Cookie Creations make a great Christmas gift for family members, neighbors, or friends. It's a wonderful way to show them that you love them and are thinking about them during this season!
3. Joyful Mystery Cards
The rosary is a special prayer we pray to Mary, the Mother of Jesus. There are different reflections we can pray on different days, and we call these Mysteries of the Rosary. They help us focus on different parts of Jesus’ life on earth. There are four different mysteries of the rosary: Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous, and Glorious.
The Joyful Mysteries tell us about Jesus' early life, including his birth. It's a wonderful meditation during the season of Advent. You can keep these cards with you in your vehicle or at home to help you learn to pray the Joyful Mysteries.
Bonus: Join Cat.Chat's Advent Series
This year Cat.Chat would like to take you through the Advent season with reflections, fun activities, and an ongoing Christmas story. The Advent Series provides practical ways to prepare our kids for the coming of Christ.
On top of the activities above, the Cat.Chat Advent Series also includes;
- Inspiring Advent videos
- Reflections on the Sunday readings
- Scripture coloring pages
- Cat.Chat Advent challenges
- Practical Vital Verse videos
- Ongoing audio Christmas story from Cat.Chat
What are some fun activities that your family does during this season?