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What people do during Advent.
Advent is a time for getting ready for Christmas.
Means of preparing Advent Calendar/Advent Wreath.
Advent a special season of longing and waiting for Jesus birth at Christmas.
The Crib.
The Nativity Story.
The Shepherds.
The Wise Men.
The Hail Mary.

Year 1 - Waiting
Some aspects of the liturgical season of Advent: a time of waiting to celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas.
Advent wreath and its symbolism.
The Annunciation.
The Visitation.
The Nativity.
The beginning of an understanding of the Incarnation.

Year 2 - Preparations

  • Advent four weeks of preparation for the celebration of Jesus at Christmas.
  • Understanding of the liturgical year.
  • Isaiah description of the one who is to come.
  • The Annunciation.
  • The Visitation.
  • The Nativity.
  • Jesus comes to us as God’s gift because he loves us.
  • Jesus light for the world.

The opening prayer at the Night Mass.

Year 3 - Visitors

  • Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas.
  • The meaning of the Jesse tree.
  • Isaiah foretells the coming o the Messiah.
  • The joys and demands of being a Christian.
  • The stories of the Annunciation and the Visitation.
  • The story of the birth of Jesus and the visit of the Shepherds (Luke).
  • The visit of the Wise Men (Matthew).

An understanding that Jesus came to earth for the good of all.

Year 4 - Gift
The liturgical season of Advent.
Advent is focused on the “coming” of Jesus as Messiah.
The messiah is the one promised by God who would show God’s love and bring peace.
Isaiah prophecy about coming of the Messiah.
Further understanding of the Incarnation.
That Jesus will come again at the end of the world as he promised.
Gaudete Sunday.
The visit of the Wise Men.

Year 5 - Hope
The liturgical season of Advent.
The theological virtue of hope.
Isaiah and Jeremiah’s prophecies about the coming of the Messiah.
Waiting in hope for the coming of Jesus at Christmas.
Waiting in hope for the second coming of Christ at the end of time.
Further understanding of the Incarnation.
Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.

Year 6 - Expectations
The liturgical season of Advent.
Isaiah’s expectation of the Messiah.
The Word in John’s Gospel.
The Annunciation.
The Incarnation.
The Angelus.
John the Baptist announces the coming of the Messiah.
The second coming of Jesus Christ.


 
 
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