Ministry Ideas for Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Teens, Families, and Parishes
For many people, the secular preparation time for Christmas takes precedence over the spiritual meaning of the season. Once Christmas arrives, the spiritual significance is lost amid the boxes and ribbons. Most Catholics don't realize that the season extends all the way through Epiphany to the Baptism of Our Lord.
For the seven weeks of Advent and Christmas, our collective psyches are caught between the magic of the holidays and the mystery of the Incarnation. Ministry Ideas for Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Teens, Families, and Parishes addresses that magic and mystery. It is designed to help teens, their families, and parishes acknowledge the mixed messages of the season while making it a meaningful time for remembering who we are and whose we are. Ministry Ideas for Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Teens, Families, and Parishes provides strategies and ideas for greater understanding of, participation in, and celebration of the liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas.
Copyright: Jan. 1, 2005
Size: 8.5 x 11
Length: 96 pages
reviews of Ministry Ideas for Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Teens, Families, and Parishes
Catholic Library World, March, 2006
This idea book is highly recommended because of its ease of use and much-needed focus on the family's preparation for Christmas. Parish libraries and religious education departments will especially wish to have at least one copy.
Momentum, September/October, 2006
It is obvious that Janet Claussen and Marilyn Kielbasa are sharing from rich and practical experience.