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Advent Family Prayer Service for use at Home

The word 'Advent' means 'coming' or 'arrival'. The season of Advent marks the time we prepare for the birth of Jesus at Christmas. This year Advent starts on Sunday, 28 November 2021. It spans four Sundays and four weeks of preparation for Christmas.

Family Prayer Service for your home during Advent

In this booklet you will find a Family Prayer Service and activity suggestions for the four Sundays of Advent as we journey towards Christmas and the arrival of the Son of God to a stable in Bethlehem.

The booklet can be viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile. It can also be printed at home.

It is our sincere hope that this resource will be a spiritual support to everyone during the season of Advent.


Special options for parish 

1. Customise the back cover
The back cover can be customised to include parish notices such as Mass times for Christmas.

INSTRUCTIONS: Download the booklet. Once downloaded click to open. Go to page 12 - the back cover. Click on the black text and start typing. Save when finished. Share, print or upload to your parish website.


2. Print multiple copies of the booklet
This booklet is available in artwork ready format for a commercial printer to use.

INSTRUCTIONS: The specification is 12pp A4 self-cover. Best printed on 120 - 150gsm uncoated stock. Stapled twice to fold to A4.
Click here to download the artwork.


Advent materials for children 

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Advent | Catechetical Centre

A variety of resources suitable for use at home, in schools and parishes to celebrate the season of Advent.
Homily - Feast of Christ the King - Bishop McKeown
The Net - November 2021

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Contact Info

Diocesan Offices
St Eugene’s Cathedral
Francis Street, Derry
BT48 9AP | Tel: 028 7126 2302

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