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Parish of the Immaculate Conception and St. Killian Clondalkin

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Advent Resources 2017

Here is a collection of FREE resources for this Advent for you, your family to use, download print & share – The should be something for everyone!!

They will also be available on our parish facebook page @ClondalkinVillageChurch & the CCPC Facebook page @TheCCPCDublin

  • View or Download a copy of our (The Combined Catholic Parishes of Clondalkin) Advent Newsletter – Lots of info, fun and activities for the Advent season happening around our 7 parishes – Why not email a copy to your friends & family overseas??

Enjoy and keep us in your prayers as we journey together to Christmas!!

  1. Advent Scripture a Day Calendar 2017 – Here is a ‘Scripture a Day Calendar’ for each day of Advent
  2. Christmas Doorstep Challenge CCPC Poster Make Christmas special for someone this year by taking and getting involved in our Christmas Doorstep Challenge DSC Photo
  3. Stuck for a Christmas gift? – Give a thoughtful gift that keeps on giving ‘The Christmas Giving Plate’ – CCPC MAD Christmas Giving Plate 2017
  4. We are doing a special Newsletter each week of Advent for Children with a few thoughts and activities based on that Sunday’s Gospel – Here’s week    i. CNL – Advent 2017 Wk1 Week ii. CNL – Advent 2017 Wk2 Week iii.CNL – Advent 2017 Wk3 & Week iv. CNL – Advent 2017 Wk4 Christmas Day – CNL – Advent 2017 Christmas Day
  5. Advent can be a time to build magical memories for families & for our children, even without Christmas parties, decorations and lights because it has its own beautiful symbols and traditions.  As we prepare for the World meeting of Families next year here are is a little Family Booklet with some ideas for how you can establish & strengthen lasting family traditions and spiritual practices related to Advent and Christmas.  Don’t feel like you have to do them all – and do bring your own!! Family Advent Booklet 2017 and a Family Advent Activity poster with a little activity for the Family to do each day of Advent – Advent MAD Family 2017 Poster or if you want a shorter 1 page version with links to resources on the web – Have a Prayerful & magical family Advent 2017
  6. MAD Christmas Countdown Calendar 2017 – Count down the 25 days up to Christmas and Make a difference by doing one act of kindness each day
  7. Our Family Jesse Tree – This can be a great way to prepare as a family for Christmas, have a bit of fun and maybe get to know the whole story more.The Family Jesse Tree
  8. Ever wonder about the meaning behind the 12 days of ChristmasOrigin of 12 days of Christmas
  9. Ever wonder who the real St Nicholas was? Here’s a 1 page info and activity sheet – The Real St Nick

10. Something Different for Advent – An Advent retreat for Busy People!CCPC Praying Advent SDFA 2017 – A collection of short prayers, reflections and exercises for busy people to help aid you on your Journey through Advent – This year it is it in a booklet form that can be printed out rather than a sheet to be printed out each week because of the other 1 page resources that will be made available

11. Four Gifts for you this Advent – A 1 page reflection Sheet for each Sunday of Advent – Gift yourself a little bit of time each day and use your creativity – It will be available each Sunday in each of the Churches as a ‘gift’ from the parishes of the CCPC to all our parishioners! – Here’s week 1 Week+1+Advent+2017+Hope Week 2 Week+2+Advent+2017+Peace Week 3  Week+3+Advent+2017+Joy  Week 4 Week+4+Advent+2017+Love

12. Praying the Gospel with Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel – As we prepare for Christmas, Advent can be a great time to reflect upon first part of the message of Pope Francis’ letter, The Joy of the Gospel. Though the whole document is long, it is easy to pick up any part of it and find fruit for prayer. This weekly 1 page resource offers several quotations from the beginning of the document, to help us to taste the blessings of this message for our Advent prayer and  preparations. Week 1 Advent-joy-of-the-gospel-part-i  Week 2 advent-joy-of-the-gospel-part-ii Week 3 advent-joy-of-the-gospel-part-iii  Week 4 advent-joy-of-the-gospel-part-iv Christmas Day CNL – Advent 2017 Christmas Day

13. Hearing, Happening, Hoping – A Scripture resource for individuals or groups! – to help engage more fully with the Sunday Gospels.  It can be used by individuals and groups –This year HHH will be available for the four Sunday’s of Advent and also one for Christmas Day. To download the resource sheet for each week just click the link  – Week 1 , Week 2  Week 3  Week 4  5.

14. Here is a little prayer for those sitting Exams this Christmas time – prayer-for-those-sitting-exams-at-christmas-time – if you want to download a prayer bookmark advent-exam-prayer-card-ccpc
  
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