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Advent 2022



All About Advent

Advent is four weeks of quiet preparation for our hearts and minds in anticipation of Christ’s second coming at the end of time.
It is also the time leading up to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.

The word ‘Advent’ means coming and this is the time that we devote to the coming of the Lord. We are reminded through the scriptures at Mass of the promise God made to send us a savior to deliver us from sin and death.

Advent is a time to slow down, regardless of what modern culture dictates. We are called to take the time to focus on allowing God to enter our hearts and minds more fully.

Advent also begins the next liturgical year. You could say the first Sunday of Advent is like New Year’s Day in the Catholic Church.

Advent Traditions

During the four weeks of Advent, we set up Nativity scenes, light Advent candles,
and decorate wreaths in our homes to prepare for Christ’scoming presence coming.

The traditional Advent colors are:

Violet: royalty, repentance, and fasting

Rose: abundant joy

White: light and purity


Advent Reflections

Advent Busy Person's Retreat

With the hustle and bustle of the season,

few of us have time to get away on retreat during Advent.

Resurrection Parish offers a Busy Person’s Retreat for those

who would like to reflect on a daily basis in the comfort of their own home.

Participants will receive a daily email featuring a portion of the daily Scripture readings,

a link to the One Word Reflection provided by Whatsoever You Do, Inc., and a reflection from Deacon Steve Meyer and his Advent resource entitled Opening To Great Joy.


As you purchase gifts, write out Christmas cards, and bake goodies,

treat yourself to some time of quiet reflection, entering fully into this season of stillness

as we Prepare the Way Differently.

One Word

Do you need more quiet and reflection this Advent?

One Word is just what you may be looking for this year.


One Word is a daily resource available from Whatsoever You Do, Inc, in collaboration with Resurrection Parish, during the Season of Advent.


Using a simplified Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) approach, these short, ten-minute daily reflections help listeners to focus on the Gospel of the day, reflect on its meaning,

and engage in a short prayer.


During this Advent, Christmas, and Christmastide - Be present by thought and/or activity to the moment, increase your ethics vocabulary, immerse yourself in quotations of a moral caliber, enhance your pursuit of living the virtuous life, and become acquainted with some shakers and movers of ethics.  

By Roger Vanden Busch