Journey through Advent 2023
In order to help you prepare for the celebration of the feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, you will find in this section different liturgical and community resources such as the commentary of the Gospels of each of the Advent Sundays, online retreats, activities within the diocese and much more… Feel free to come back to this page regularly, as we will continue to do updates throughout the Advent season.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops presents Journey through Advent with the Most Rev. Bishop Jon Hansen, CSsR, Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. Join us as we reflect on the Scriptures for the Sundays of Advent 2023.
A joint initiative of the National Liturgy Office, the Office national de liturgie and the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis.
Looking for ways to prepare your hearts for Christmas? Let your family journey along this path towards a meaningful Christmas with this year’s Advent Calendar and its daily activities. Available in English, French and Spanish, to download, share and print!
Remember it's not about the presents, but His presence!
Here are some resources featuring Gospel reflections from each of the four Sundays in Advent.
1st Sunday of Advent: Mk 13:33-37*
2nd Sunday of Advent: Mk 1:1-8*
3rd Sunday of Advent: Jn 1:6-8.19-28*
4th Sunday of Advent: Lk 1:26-38*
|Online Retreats & Resources
- With both online experiences and printable calendars, Loyola Press provides several choices for Advent calendars for adults and children.
Reflection guide and prayers journal
- A reflection guide for each day of Advent to download and print out.
The pray more advent retreat
- 4 speakers, audio and videos presentation, reflective study guides they ask for a donation, but you can also sign up for free and have access to everything.
Advent - Loyola Press
- Everything from daily reflections, to activities, prayers, books, inspirational articles, and much more!
More updates coming soon...
Advent & Christmas Resources
Activities for Advent & Christmas
- Many activities for children and their families, to download and print out.
Family Advent Activities
- 12 Advent activities for the whole family
Advent and Christmas activities for kids
- Many Advent and Christmas activities to download and print out at home or in catechism classes.
Kids Bible Teacher - Christmas Resources
- A vast selection of paid games, activities, and other printable resources to use for catechism classes.
Discover a variety of activities offered by the community during this Advent season (concerts, retreats, recollections, bazaars and more...)
Looking for the schedule of Christmas Masses celebrated at St. Joseph's Oratory, Mary Queen of the World Cathedral or your neighborhood church?