Advent

Welcome to Advent! Advent is a season – about 4 weeks long – that has long been used to help our hearts prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas, and the Second Coming as well.

Our Week 1 begins with a “spiritual boot camp” featuring top-shelf Catholic presenters with programs designed to help you get the most out of your Advent season!  During Week 2, we draw attention to some very important Feast Days in the Church.  In Week 3, the season’s color turns to rose as we celebrate Gaudate Sunday.  Gaudate means rejoice and is a reminder that Christ is coming soon!  When Week 4 arrives, we can anticipate Christ’s arrival and make the extra effort to prepare our hearts to receive HIM the best we possibly can!

Week 110 videos

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    The Meat Police!
    The Meat Police!
    Do you forget to abstain from meat on Fridays?  Well, there's an app for that!  Get the Lentsanity app from FOCUS.org/lentsanity.  Enjoy!
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    2 years ago
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    What is Lent?
    What is Lent?
    Catholic Relief Services offers a series of videos looking at the meaning of Lent with a variety of speakers, including by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.  To see more of these v..
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    2 years ago
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    Fasting versus Abstaining
    Fasting versus Abstaining
    Andy LaVallee speaking about fasting versus abstaining with Fr. Robert Reed.
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    2 years ago
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    Bishop Barron's Daily Advent Reflections
    Bishop Barron's Daily Advent Refle..
    Sign up free at http://AdventReflections.com to receive powerful daily reflections from Fr. Robert Barron.
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    2 years ago
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    Best Advent Ever - Dynamic Catholic
    Best Advent Ever - Dynamic Catholi..
    Join Matthew Kelly, America’s bestselling Catholic author, and other leading Catholic voices of our time on a life-changing journey through Best Advent Ever: Rediscover ..
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    2 years ago
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    1st Sunday Readings with Jeff Cavins
    1st Sunday Readings with Jeff Cavi..
    Jeff Cavins introduces us to the Sunday readings for the first week of Advent.
    BrJuniper
    2 years ago
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    Mobile App Advent Calendar
    Mobile App Advent Calendar
    Welcome to Xt3's 2015 Advent Calendar! The theme for this year's calendar is from Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Every day duri..
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    2 years ago
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    Advent in 2 Minutes
    Advent in 2 Minutes
    Not quite sure about the relationship between Advent and Christmas? Check out Busted Halo's two-minute video that describes why we celebrate Advent and wait to celebrate ..
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    2 years ago
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    Advent Wreath Prayer
    Advent Wreath Prayer
    The following are the Advent wreath prayers that change every week. They are prayed at the lighting of each candle every day during Advent.Week One:The first cand..
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    2 years ago
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    In the Beginning - Advent
    In the Beginning - Advent
    Let's approach Advent a bit differently this year. What can Judaism teach us about waiting for the Messiah? Join Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann and Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich for ..
    BrJuniper
    2 years ago

Week 27 videos

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    2nd Sunday of Advent
    2nd Sunday of Advent
    Join Catholic Digest as we journey through the Advent season. Catholic Digest has put together five meditative videos beginning with the first Sunday of Advent and culmin..
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    2 years ago
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    Dec 6 - The Real St. Nick
    Dec 6 - The Real St. Nick
    From a Catholic diocese in Australia - The Story of St. Nicholas -- The Real Santa ClausCREDIT: Illustrations by Elisabeth Ivanovsky from Saint Nicholas by Henri Ghe..
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    2 years ago
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    Advent & The Year of Mercy
    Advent & The Year of Mercy
    Chris Ruff speaks with John Harper on Relevant Radio about Advent, the Year of Mercy (which begins on December 8th) and preparing your family for Christmas.We tend to..
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    2 years ago
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    Dec 8 - The Immaculate Conception
    Dec 8 - The Immaculate Conception..
    A brief overview of the history and significance of the feast of the Immaculate Conception which is celebrated during Advent on Dec. 8th thoughout the whole Church. The v..
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    2 years ago
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    Bishop Barron Advent Revolution
    Bishop Barron Advent Revolution..
    Another part of a video series from Wordonfire.org. Father Barron will be commenting on subjects from modern day culture. For more visit
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    2 years ago
  • Pope Francis Advent Wisdom
    Let the example of Pope Francis inspire you this Advent. Reflect on the pope's teachings, accompanied by Scripture, prayer, and action, in this new book: Advent and Chris..
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    2 years ago
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    Dec 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Dec 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe
    A well detailed video about our Lady of Guadalupe.
    BrJuniper
    2 years ago

Week 310 videos

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    Mercy - Preparing for Advent
    Mercy - Preparing for Advent
    Corporal and spiritual acts of Mercy. Prepare for Advent. David Haas Let me be your Servant.
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    2 years ago
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    Advent - Outside da Box
    Advent - Outside da Box
    Waiting. It is not attractive word. It seems boring. What if... you were waiting for something that would change your life? How would you get ready for it? Would you make..
    BrJuniper
    2 years ago
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    Third Sunday of Advent - Jeff Cavins
    Third Sunday of Advent - Jeff Cavi..
    Jeff Cavins reflects on the readings for the Third Sunday of Advent:First Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-18A Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah..
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    2 years ago
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    Gregorian Chant for Advent
    Gregorian Chant for Advent
    Gregorian Chant for Advent, courtesy of a group of U.S. Benedictine nuns.
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    2 years ago
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    Gaudete Sunday - Saints and Seasons with Shannon
    Gaudete Sunday - Saints and Season..
    Shannon Muldoon gives us some background on Advent and explains the meaning of Gaudete Sunday and the rose colored candle and vestments that are associated with it.&n..
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    2 years ago
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    Gaudete - Prima Luce
    Gaudete - Prima Luce
    Gaudete:(Chorus) Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born Of the Virgin Mary - rejoice!1. The time of grace has come - what we have wished for, songs of joy let us give..
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    2 years ago
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    Arts and Faith:  Third Sunday of Advent
    Arts and Faith: Third Sunday of A..
    Explore the Gospel story of John the Baptist with the help of Advent art. Visit www.loyolapress.com/arts-and-faith-advent.htm for the complete Arts & Faith: Advent se..
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    2 years ago
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    Dr Scott Hahn The Virgin Mary Revealed Through Scripture
    Dr Scott Hahn The Virgin Mary Reve..
    Dr Scott Hahn The Virgin Mary Revealed Through Scripture
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    2 years ago
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    Advent Wreath Prayer
    Advent Wreath Prayer
    The following are the Advent wreath prayers that change every week. They are prayed at the lighting of each candle every day during Advent.Week One:The first cand..
    BrJuniper
    2 years ago
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    Reason for the Season - Advent
    Reason for the Season - Advent ..
    This is the first episode of our new series Reason for the Season. This episode will look at the season for Advent, and explain for example the symbolism of the Advent wr..
    BrJuniper
    2 years ago

Week 411 videos

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    Santa's Priority...
    Santa's Priority...
    A great Christmas time welcome video by Catholics Come Home.  To help prepare your parish for Catholics coming back to your parish this Christmas, visit CatholicsComeHome..
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    2 years ago
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    Do Something BOLD for Christmas
    Do Something BOLD for Christmas..
    It all started with a simple idea: 32% of the people at Christmas Mass only come to Church once a year. It's our best opportunity to re-engage them.For years we have ..
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    2 years ago
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    Christmas Peace
    Christmas Peace
    Catholic Video by Catholic Speaker Ken Yasinski reflects upon the source of Christmas Peace. Keep Christ in Christmas! When the Wright brothers flew for the first time in..
    BrJuniper
    2 years ago
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    Christmas Flash Mob
    Christmas Flash Mob
    Journey of Faith performed a Christmas "Flash Mob" at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach on December 18, much to the delight of local shoppers. Thanks to all who par..
    BrJuniper
    2 years ago
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    Veni Veni Emmanuel
    Veni Veni Emmanuel
    Veni, Veni Emmanuel is a synthesis of the great "O Antiphons" that are used for Vespers during the octave before Christmas (Dec. 17-23). These antiphons are of ancient or..
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    2 years ago
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    Lou Gehrig and the Season of Advent
    Lou Gehrig and the Season of Adven..
    What can we learn about the season of Advent from Hall of Fame baseball player Lou Gehrig? Father Dan O'Reilly explains in this week's video.Follow Father Dan on Twit..
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    2 years ago
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    Christmas Blessings from Catholic Relief Services
    Christmas Blessings from Catholic ..

    CRS Board Chairman, Archbishop Coakley, has a personal message to all of our gracious supporters. We could not do this work without you. Merry Chr..

    BrJuniper
    2 years ago
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    Fourth Sunday of Advent at Notre Dame
    Fourth Sunday of Advent at Notre D..
    The Notre Dame Alumni Association offers the following reflection by Kathleen Sprows Cummings, '95 M.A., '99 Ph.D., director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of America..
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    2 years ago
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    Advent Prayer
    Advent Prayer
    Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your Father and ours. Receive my prayer as part of my service of the Lord who enlists me in Go..
    BrJuniper
    2 years ago
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    Catholics Returning for Christmas
    Catholics Returning for Christmas..
    It's website www.comehomeforchristmas.co.uk encourages Catholics who never or rarely attend Mass, to go back and rediscover their faith. .ROME REPORTS, www.romereport..
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    2 years ago
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    Newman Catholic Advent
    Newman Catholic Advent
    Newman Catholic Advent - It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope. - Pope BenedictCatholicism Ope..
    BrJuniper
    2 years ago

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