Monday, November 28, 2016

Archdiocese of New Orleans ready to help us thru Advent

Preparing to prepare: Everything You Need to Get Ready for Advent

Communications • Thu, Nov 17 2016 at 2:25pm
Preparing to prepare: Everything You Need to Ge...
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’Tis the season to string up Christmas lights, decorate the tree, plan out party menus, and buy gifts at shopping centers where it’s close to impossible to find parking.  Ladies and gentlemen, the Christmas season is in full effect…and it’s only November!
Oddly enough, we constantly complain about how fast time flies, but we speed through a whole month to get to the holiday season. The to-do list of things that take over our lives leading up to the Christmas season usually causes more stress and anguish than joy.
Thankfully, the liturgical season of Advent is here to rescue Christmas.
Advent is a time when we can step back from the hectic routine, slow down and contemplate the Mystery of the Incarnation. It marks the beginning of a new liturgical year in the Church that slowly builds momentum towards Christmas as the weeks go by.  As with all new beginnings, this season is intended to renew our joy, hope, faith and love.
While the rest of the world rushes through to get to Christmas, here’s a short video and a few practical ways to help you approach Advent so that, in turn, your heart will be truly ready to rejoice in the birth of our Savior this Christmas.

Continue reading a few ways to get ready for Advent here.

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