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Advent Program 2010 - Advent Vigilance
A Spirituality of Vigilance - The God who comesThere can be something slightly predictable about Advent programs. After all, they are all about waiting - taking the time to prepare for the coming...
Advent Resource Guide 2005 - Prepare!
Prepare!No room at the inn, no room in our diaries!Have you booked your place at the Crib?Advent preparation! It’s hard enough to squeeze Christmas in without coping with four weeks of lead-up to...
Advent Resource Guide 2006 - Jesus Christ: Be our guest!
Advent Resource Guide 2006What do we do when we are hosting a party for a special guest? Send out invitations, clean the house, prepare the meal, and make space if they are coming to stay.This...
Advent Resource Guide 2007 - Called and gifted by Christ
We have it screamed out to us from our TV Sets, signs are in every shop window, and the discussions around the workplace and social circles all focus on the one question: “Have you done your...
Advent Resource Guide 2008 - Waiting in Joyful Hope
This diocesan guide offers a series of reflections and prayers based around the Sunday liturgies for Advent, year B. It includes questions for reflection and group discussion. Also featured are...
Advent Resource Guide 2009 - The Lord is near
The Lord is Near – This promise comes from the entrance antiphon of the third Sunday of Advent and is a constant theme in Scripture. Do we experience this nearness of God? Yet the psalms also...
Advent-Christmas Program 2011 - Light Bearers
A six-week Advent/Christmas program for small groups, prayer companions, staff reflections, families and individual Light Bearers offers three guides for the weekly journey through Advent to the...
Advent-Christmas Program 2012 - Awaken
The Diocese of Wollongong is delighted to be producing a beautifully presented full colour 68-page pocket size Advent/Christmas resource entitled, Awaken – Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections...
O Antiphons – 17-23 December
Download this document: O Antiphons (70.82 kB) 17 December marks the beginning of the "O" Antiphons, the seven jewels of our liturgy, dating back to the fourth century, one for each day until...
Spiritual meaning of Christmas
On this very day (17 December), the days of Advent that directly prepare us for the Nativity of the Lord begin: we are in the Christmas Novena which in many Christian communities is celebrated...