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Archdiocese of Cincinnati Advent Calendar Make this the best Advent EVER, and download the Ultimate Advent Guide by clicking here **Click on Parish or Event Name for Map Friday, November 29 – Wednesday, January 1 Life Size Nativity with Farm Animals St. Francis Seraph Courtyard, Liberty & Vine Sts., Cincinnati

Gaudete Sunday is today, the third Sunday of Advent in the liturgical calendar, or simply “Rejoice”. Today’s vestment color is Rose and we’re 9 days away from Christmas. In Today’s video, the King’s Singers exclaim: Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natus Ex Maria virgine, gaudete! Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born Of

As we’re in the Second Week of Advent, parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are having Advent Penance Services. Whether you’ve gone to confession recently or haven’t for many years, this is a great chance to Prepare for the Lord. The hour before you leave, take some time and prepare

By Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2019 / 08:35 am (CNA).- The season of Advent, and the entire cycle of the liturgical year, is vital to remaining rooted in the true mission of the Church, Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine

By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Dec 5, 2019 / 10:40 am (CNA).- Ahead of the Vatican Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5, Pope Francis expressed hope that the nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square will serve as a reminder of what Christmas is truly about. A nativity scene “is a genuine

What is the best way to prepare for the season of Advent? You’re free to do what you know will help you prepare for Christmas the best. If decorating and so forth does not help you prepare for the coming of Christ, you can be the judge of whether it’s

By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Dec 1, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- This Advent, choose prayer and charity over consumerism, Pope Francis said Sunday in his first Mass of the liturgical year. “Resist the dazzling lights of consumption, which will shine everywhere this month, and believe that prayer and charity

Orange, Calif., Dec 1, 2019 / 02:11 pm (CNA).- A religious order in southern California is kicking off Advent with a digital calendar that allows Catholics to go more in-depth as they prepare for the Christmas season. The virtual calendar was launched on the first Sunday of Advent by the

What is Advent? The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly

A great Advent Tradition is readying the home for Christmas. There’s nothing better than heading out to a Christmas Tree sale, the fresh pine aroma, the chill in the air. St. James the Greater in White Oak has been a staple for many years on Cheviot. The Boy Scout Troop