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Advent Adventure
Sunday, November 27
Welcome to the First Day of Advent Adventure!

Advent flyerTo my children, preparing for the coming of Jesus always seemed like a wonderful game, until one day when my eldest child said to me, "I really don't get this, because Jesus has already come."

Then I realized that I had never explained that we are preparing not only for Jesus' coming at Christmas, but for when He comes again: for when we meet Him at the Second Coming, for when we meet Him face-to-face at death, for when He comes to us in a special way each time we go to Holy Mass.

In fact, our whole lives should be a preparation to meet Jesus, but the Church gives us this wonderful time of Advent to really focus us on the coming of Jesus at Christmas, so we can renew our efforts to understand this incredible love God has for us that He sent His only Son to redeem each of us, individually and personally.

If you haven't watched the "What's New & Tips for Advent Adventure" video yet, take a few minutes to do so here now. NOTE: the video is from last year, but everything it explains applies to this year, too. All that is different is the 2016 book is new, bigger, better -- and tailored to fit every day in THIS YEAR'S Advent!

Parents' Daily Info

Holy Heroes Advent Adventure: Day One
The first Sunday of Advent -- the day we light the first purple candle in the Advent wreath. This wreath in a visible place is a great way to keep your family focused on Advent, and there are rituals associated with it that help, too.

  • In Mass: your parish priest may bless the Advent wreath in your church, or you may come into the church and find it already lit.
  • Today's featured itemAt Home: you should bless your family’s Advent wreath, then light the first purple candle.
    • We have included in the “printables” for today the blessing for your wreath in your own home from the Book of Blessings approved by the bishops for use in the United States. 
    • We've also included some prayers that we say every night thereafter when we light the wreath.
    • We also sing a verse of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," on most nights after we light the wreath (so the words are also in the “printables”).

Ready? This first day, before Advent starts, is focused on providing your children preparatory materials with the real "adventure" beginning in earnest with the email we'll send you for Monday.

Let's go! God bless you and have a blessed Advent.

Holy Heroes Adventure Kids

Today's Printables: Activities and Handy Resources

Advent Activity Answer KeyCross Word Holy Heroes Coloring Page Jesse Tree



With the new 2016 Advent Adventure Activity Book, your kids will love having their own book to work in every day. Plus, it includes a special, full color Sacrifice Manger craft and Advent Calendar to use all through Advent.

Sacrifice List (great ideas from other families)
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Advent Wreath blessing & daily prayers
Today's Audio
During Advent Adventure, we will learn about the Rosary and pray just a "decade-a-day" of the Joyful Mysteries. We will pray each Joyful Mystery decade several times during Advent. Then, you will get a chance to become "certified" in these mysteries, earning a gold or silver certificate!
Today's Video




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