December 2017

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Dynamic Catholic AdventAdvent is a time of hope, but during these busy weeks, it's easy to get overwhelmed and lose sight of the reason for the season. This month, we invite you to slow down and focus on what matters most.

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Advent Wreath

Advent Inspiration

Advent is a season of waiting and longing, of conversion and of hope. During this time of joyful preparation, you may find these resources from Loyola Press helpful as you look for ways to enrich the season for the children and adults you serve.

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December - Month of the Immaculate Conception

Month of the Immaculate ConceptionThe month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8. The dogma of the Immaculate Conception confesses, as Pope Pius IX proclaimed in 1854, the most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.

The best person we can turn to for help during Advent is Mary, Christ's Mother and our Mother. She awaited the day of His birth with eagerness and her preparation was complete in every respect. May our preparation during the Advent season model Mary's prayerfulness, her purity, and her wholehearted submission to God's will.
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Mary: Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception Novena

Litany of the Blessed Virgin

"The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus."

- Luke 1:30-31

Prayers of Praise - Ideas for December

December Prayer

Forms of Prayer

Faith Plan in Action

December Prayer Prayers of Praise St. Michael's Pincher Creek - Intercessory Prayer Table

Click on the image above to download an 8.5x11 PDF for use in newsletters, display on bulletin boards etc.

Prayers of Praise: Moved by God's power, goodness, and love, we praise him. Click on the above image for a prayer of Praise and Thanks.

Song of Praise

A Family Prayer

A Simple Prayer of Praise

Our prayer focus for November was intercessory prayer. St. Michael's Pincher Creek set up a "prayer pot" inviting students to submit the names of loved ones to receive prayer.

Advent...a season of hope and expectation

Contact Information

Joann Bartley, Director of Religious Education
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate
Regional Division No. 4
620 12 Street B North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2L7
(403) 327-9555

Email: Joann Bartley

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