Advent/ Christmas Resources
The Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre has created resources for all to use during this Advent and Christmas. It is packed with ideas for the celebration of Advent 2020 from the recent series of online pastoral conversations, resources from 2004 onwards and a fresh reflection on the O Antiphons. You will also find our latest resources for Christmas 2020 with suggestions for a variety of circumstances covering Family Masses, extending the celebrations for the 12 Days of Christmas, the Crib and much more. Check out www.litmus.dublindiocese.ie
Journey Through Advent in Song – Balally. Join church musicians from Dublin parishes of Balally, St Agnes’ Crumlin and St Joseph’s Terenure for reflective time during this advent season. Sunday 6th and 20th at 4pm in Church of the ascension of the Lord – Balally. Visit www.churchservices.tv/balally
I wait. I watch. I hope.
If you are looking for something different this advent, why not join a WhatsApp group to receive an Advent impulse every day. For further details and if you like to join contact Christina Malone 085 716 2152
Living Advent Calendar 2020
We are asking parishes to tell the Christmas story in 25days. This will be shared on Facebook every morning at 8am from the 1st of December @CCPCDublin. If you like to be involved contact Christina Malone 085 716 2152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking Advent with the Scriptures – Journeying Together through Advent
Each week download and share the Daily Scripture Calendar with the scripture reference and a short thought, focus for each day. It will include a short video input for each day from representatives of the different Christian Denominations from around Ireland. You can download all the resources for week 1 and 2 from – Walking Advent with the Scriptures – Wk1 Resources Walking Advent with the Scriptures – Wk2 Resources
Something Different for Advent
Advent is on the horizon and I know this is, and is going to be a busy and uncertain time for so many – so we are just encouraging you to make sure to make a little space to look after yourself. Here is a little gift for you to help you to take a bit of time this Advent – Share it with all the other Busy people you know – Take from it what you need. You can download and print this free resource from – http://www.clondalkinparish.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Advent-A-busy-persons-retreat-SDFA-2020.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1wMMWJsc6vJc_aYjenJzg2rSfdaC4CQlk5gi_ZRwuUcImMZ8eBnc0nDZA
Advent in Gardiner Street Parish
Cinema evening with Fr Jake Martin SJ. Please watch the film in advance of the zoom meeting. Films are available on YouTube. Please see the attached poster for the full list of times, dates and film titles. Email SFXgardinerstreet@outlook.com at any time to get a link to the discussion via zoom.
Our Lady of Victories Online Advent Retreat
Our Lady of Victories will hold an online Advent retreat. Facilitated by Fr Paddy Sweeney. Thursdays the 3rd/10th/17th December at 7.30 pm. To join the retreat please visit Our Lady of Victories Church – Glasnevin, Dublin (olv.ie)
The Notre Dame-Newman Centre and University Church – Advent Prayer and Resources
The Notre Dame-Newman Centre and University Church have recorded short Lessons and Carols to celebrate each of the weeks of Advent. The videos post on our YouTube channel each Sunday evening at 6pm. The video for the second week of Advent can be found here. (The video for week one of Advent can be found at this link.) Please join us for 20 minutes of prayer and song as we prepare for the coming preparation of our Lord.
The Irish Catholic Grandparents Association
His Excellency, the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Jude Okolo will tell the story of Christmas in his village in Africa to an Irish family, in the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road, on December 12th at 2.30pm by webcam. Webcam (Navan Road) – Parish of Our Lady Help of Christians. The Irish Catholic Grandparents Association will also publish a Booklet on Christmas Memories by Grandparents inviting the grandchildren to ask their grandparents to tell their grandchildren their memories and to write them on the blank pages of the Booklet as a keepsake bringing to life their memories for the future generations.
Advent News Too Good to Keep
‘Advent News Too Good to Keep’ Written by Gerard Gallagher (Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism) is a thought-provoking selection of scripture readings and reflections designed to accompany the reader through the season of Advent. This accessible and practical guide, which also includes inspirational quotations and questions to prompt the reader to effect change in their day-to-day lives, is the perfect companion for this essential period in the Church calendar. Ideal for a personal retreat this Advent. To purchase a copy – https://www.veritasbooksonline.com/advent-news-too-good-to-keep-9781847309792-46126/
Walk of Light 2020
For 14 years the “Walk of Light” under the umbrella of the Dublin Council of Churches has been a feature of ecumenical spirit in Dublin. Participants would gather at a city centre church for opening worship and then walk on to a second and a third station where they would be welcomed by the local worship team and community. Along the way there was a chance to get to know one another, at the stations, a chance to listen to the Word and pray. 2020 is different. But walkers from different churches have been out and churches have prepared ecumenical worship. The video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-v4C3WaSCY&feature=youtu.be
Irish Catholic Bishops Online Advent Calendar 2020
Archbishop Eamon Martin has today launched the 2020 online Advent Calendar, which will go live on www.catholicbishops.ie on the first Sunday of Advent, 29 November next. Now in its seventh year, the unique online Advent Calendar offers resources for the parish, school and for families which can be accessed behind a virtual door each day during the season of Advent. The content is aimed at assisting people of all ages to pray and reflect on how best we can keep Christ at the centre of our Christmas preparations during this special liturgical season. To add this year’s Advent Calendar to your website or social media pages please use the following link: www.catholicbishops.ie/adventcalendar. You can also follow updates on a special Advent Facebook page [Advent 2020] and on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #SharingHope and #LivingAdvent