Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 15

Saturday of the Second Week of Advent

Spend five minutes looking at a crucifix, reflecting on the reality that the baby born in a manger is the same One who was crucified and rose from the dead so you could live.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 14

Memorial of St. John of the Cross

Find a person who is having a particularly hard time this season and resolve to help him or her in some way. If you do not know someone, turn to your church or civic community.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 13

Memorial of St. Lucy

Try to identify a time when you took the easy road and were not courageous. What could help you be brave the next time around?

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 12

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

If you do not already do so, begin to carry a rosary with you daily. It serves as a reminder that miracles continue to happen all around us. We are never alone.

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Rejoice Always

The Gift of Advent

We cannot remain on the surface of life. It will destroy us. We have to learn how to drink deeply of life’s wellsprings and stir up and listen to the desires God places in our hearts.

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Preparing Like a Good Steward

Advent is a time of preparation. We not only prepare for Christmas, but for the day when Jesus Christ returns again. Unfortunately, we too often act like this is the only time to prepare for such events. We should be preparing all throughout the year. 

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How to Fix Your Parish Website in 4 Easy Steps

Fact: Technology changes at a rapid pace every day. Because of this, we as a Church need to change with it if we want to continue bringing more people through our doors.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 11

Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent

Try to identify one person you know who needs help finding a way back to God. Make a decision to help God lead him or her home.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 10

Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Make a list of three things for which you are grateful. Spend a few minutes reflecting on each and the role each can play in bringing you joy when you are feeling down.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 09

Second Sunday of Advent

Light a candle, preferably on your Advent wreath if you have one, and reflect on what it means to have the light of Christ inside of you.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 08

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Spend time reflecting on what obstacle, large or small, has been preventing you from saying yes to God in some aspect of your life.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 07

Memorial of St. Ambrose

Set up a time to talk to someone about your need for accountability. Ask them to talk to you frankly and remind you of the importance of living as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

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