A Collection of FREE Resources for Advent and Christmas

Journey Joyfully: Home Resources for the Advent and Christmas Seasons


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Advent—Epiphany Calendar:
Featuring Sunday readings, and ideas to celebrate Advent more meaningfully! Dive into your Bible and let us journey joyfully, no matter where we are!


Advent—Epiphany Calendar (list style):
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Community building and outreach ideas

5 Ways to Creatively Build Community in your Parish (even in a Pandemic)
Part of journeying joyfully is building our community during the Advent and Christmas season. What better way to reach your parish members AND your community than with these creative, COVID-safe ideas!

4 Easy Steps to Connecting with Parents
Looking to reignite connection with your families this season? This handout provides a guide for meaningful conversation!


For leaders

5 Ways to Jumpstart your Faith this Advent

5 Ways to Nourish your Faith this Advent

Take Care of Yourself! A Practical, Wholistic Spirituality


Scripture and saint ideas

Activities for use with The Catholic Children's Bible

Activities for use with the Breakthrough! Bible

Activities for use with The Catholic Youth Bible

Explore the Catholic Youth Bible Reading Plans - Video

Blessing of the Bibles Service (in-person)

Blessing of the Bibles Service (social distancing)

Breaking Open the Word Together 

Bulletin insert

Saints to Journey With, as found in Discover! Finding Faith in Life

How the Bible is Organized - Video

How the Old Testament Relates to the New Testament - Video

O Antiphons of Advent



For Children:

Marian Prayer Services

How to Pray the Rosary (Catholic Children's Bible)

Family Prayer Activity: Come Lord Jesus


For Teens and Tweens:

Prayers for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Prayers for All Saints Day

Prayers for Advent

Prayers for Christmas

Prayers for Epiphany

Our Lady of Guadalupe prayer

How to Pray the Rosary (Catholic Youth Bible)

Lectio Divina - Personal, Virtual, or Small Group Format Worksheet

How to Practice Lectio Divina with Jackson - Video

How to Practice Lectio Divina with Tiahna - Video

How to Pray Using the Psalms with Jackson - Video

How to Pray Using the Psalms with Tiahna - Video



For Children:

How to Look up a Bible Verse - Video

Mary Trusts God - Coloring Page

Malachi Coloring - Coloring Page


For Teens and Tweens:

Names of Jesus - List

Sacred Time - List

Names of God - List

Keeping Christ in Christmas - Challenge

Joseph and Jesus - Article

Advent Reflection & Challenge - Article

The Liturgical Year - Illustration



For Children:

Christmas Carol Lyrics for Reflection

Reflection: Keeping Advent

Communion of Saints Activity


For Teens and Tweens:

Reflection on Psalm 42

Video Call-Friendly Reflection for Epiphany

Ask for Mary’s help

Let God be God, an Advent poem

The Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments

When I’m Feeling