Preparing for Advent

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This is one of a series of PowerPoint presentations developed by Joe Paprocki and Loyola Press to assist catechists in bringing to life the Church’s liturgical year for those they teach. This presentation provides a basic overview of the joyful season of Advent. The presentation includes a complete script so that catechists and religion teachers can effectively lead their students to a deeper understanding of this liturgical season that prepares us to celebrate Christmas.

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Anticipation

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Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” Isaiah 9:2

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Dec. 17: O Wisdom , O holy Word of God , you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care : Come and show your people the way to salvation . Dec . 21: O Radiant Dawn , splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: Come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. Dec. 18: O Sacred Lord of ancient Israel , who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush , who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain : Come , stretch out your mighty hand to set us free. Dec . 22: O King of all the nations , the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man: Come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust. Dec . 19: O Flower of Jesse’s stem , you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples ; kings stand silent in your presence ; the nations bow down in worship before you . Come , let nothing keep you from coming to our aid . Dec . 23: O Emmanuel , king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people: Come and set us free, Lord our God. Dec . 20: O Key of David , O royal Power of Israel, controlling at your will the gate of heaven: Come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom.

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Advent Calendar

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The Jesse Tree

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For more information about Advent, visit www.loyolapress.com /advent

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