RESURRECTION PARISH FAMILY
INVITES YOU TO WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE
WITH EAGER PARTICIPATION AS A FAMILY AND COMMUNITY.
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 coming of the Lord. We are reminded through the scriptures at Mass 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.