Explore the range of resources for Advent and Christmas from our ACP Member publishers!

Advent 2020 Resources

Resources to help you walk through the 2020 Advent season.

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Books

The Infancy Narratives

By Stephen Binz with Little Rock Scripture Study Staff
From Liturgical Press
Stephen Binz is an award-winning author of Scripture resources, and along with the incredible staff of Little Rock Scripture Study, they have created a resource that you can use over the weeks of Advent and reflect more deeply on the infancy narratives during this Advent season. 

Threshold Bible Study: Advent Light

By Stephen J. Binz
From Twenty-Third Publications
Threshold Bible Study is a thematic Scripture study program, designed for both personal study and group discussion. The characters, places, and images that you will encounter in each of these topical studies will help you explore new dimensions of your faith and discover deeper insights for your spiritual life. In Advent Light, enkindle a watchful expectancy of the continual coming of Christ by reliving the anticipation of our ancestors.

Where God Hides: Stories of Divine Inspiration

By Liam Lawton
From GIA Publications
Where God Hides captures composer and lyricist Liam Lawton's adept and gentle hand in crafting inspiring and poetic reflections on God's presence. 

Goodness and Light: Advent and Christmas Readings

By Michael Leach, James Keane, Doris Goodnough
From Orbis Books 
Goodness and Light brings together 48 reflections, poems, and stories--a number of them original--from a wide range of beloved writers from Harper Lee and Maya Angelou to Leonardo Boff and John Shea. This resource provides daily inspiration for the days of Advent and the Christmas holidays.


Seasonal Resources

Waiting in Joyful Hope

From Liturgical Press
Given the current circumstances, this daily reflection resource embraces what we need during this Advent season -- joyful hope. This resource is perfect for those key volunteers who need some support for the soul and connection to their ministry.

Oriens: A Pilgrimage Through Advent and Christmas 2020

By Father Joel Sember
From OSV
The notion of pilgrimage fits well with this year's Advent and Christmas seasons. This resource approaches the seasons from the perspective of a pilgrimage where each day builds on the previous one leading to the final day, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

Advent and Christmas

By Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady
From Ave Maria Press
Youth ministry experts Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady offer devotions for Advent and Christmas to help teens make sense of the things that matter most in their lives such as relationships, their future, and coping with stress. Realistic and easy to use, each daily devotion starts with a brief Bible quote that connects with a topic important to teens such as insecurity, pressure, trust, fitting in, finding hope, and choosing joy. A brief reflection helps teens consider the day’s topic through their faith.

Celebrating Advent and Christmas

From OCP
Discover music collections, prayer resources, playlists and more, all created to help you prepare for and celebrate the arrival of Our Lord.

Rejoice!

From Ascension Press
Enter more deeply into the Advent season with Rejoice! The Rejoice! Advent Meditations with the Holy Family. The Rejoice! prayer journal from Fr. Mark Toups will provide you with daily meditations that will draw you further into an encounter with Christ and his holy parents. Other resources including DVDs, prayer cards, art prints, and LIVE Facebook events are available as part of this multimedia seasonal resource.

Celebrating Advent and Christmas

From RCL Benziger
Enjoy free downloadable and printable resources for celebrating the seasons of Advent and Christmas!

Miracles Abound: Daily Reflections, Practices and Prayers
Abundancia de Milagros: Reflexiones, prácticas y oraciones para todos los días

By Janet Schaeffler, OP
From Twenty-Third Publications
When Christ appeared, “the soul felt its worth.” The message of the Incarnation proclaims that we are worthwhile, says Sr. Janet. Discover ways to hear and share this message every day of Advent.

A World Full of Promise: Daily Reflections, Practices and Prayers

By David M. Knight
From Twenty-Third Publications
Begin each day of Advent in conscious relationship with Christ by reflecting deeply on the Angelus prayer (including the Hail Mary), which offers new hope, direction, and a profound mystical experience each time you pray it.

Preparing Our Hearts for Jesus: Daily Thoughts, Activities and Prayers

By Kathy Hendricks
From Twenty-Third Publications
As children count the days until Christmas, help them prepare their hearts for Jesus’ coming with simple prayers and fun activities that promote kindness, gratitude, and forgiveness.

Jesus' Family Tree

By Stephenie Hovland
From Creative Communications for the Parish
With scripture, storytelling and prayer for each day, this devotional booklet gives children perspective on the very long story leading to the promised birth of our Savior. Ages 6-10

A Light Revealed, Advent Devotions for Catholic Seniors

From Creative Communications for the Parish
By Various Writers
Written especially for seniors, A Light Revealed is full of inspiring devotions presented in a LARGE PRINT format. Including Scripture, these daily reflections will bolster your faith and bring you closer to our newborn Savior, the Light of the World

And The Word Was God

From Creative Communications for the Parish
By Christopher Klofft & the writings of Henri J. M. Nouwen
Featuring daily Scriptural inspiration, accompanied by the writings of Henri J.M. Nouwen, a theological master, this gem of a spiritual resource guides you through Advent with hope, faith, joy and peace.

Everlasting Light, Prayers Around the Advent Wreath

From Creative Communications for the Parish
By Terence Hegarty
In Everlasting Light, Creative Communications author Terence Hegarty presents original prayers, carefully blended with reminders of the long-time faith traditions and symbols that are designed to greatly enrich your practice of this important season of preparation.

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, Daily Prayers for Advent

From Creative Communications for the Parish
By Stephenie Hovland
Concisely and beautifully written, these 28 prayers for Advent and Christmas focus on the angel messages of the Old and New Testament.

Heavenly Peace, Daily Prayers for Advent

From Creative Communications for the Parish
By Sarah Thomas Tracy
With Scripture and prayer for each day of Advent, this devotional booklet by Sarah Thomas-Tracy, Heavenly Peace, will accompany you as you travel through Advent and continue on, all the way to the manger and the celebration of Christmas.

The Jesse Tree, Advent Devotions for Personal Growth

From Creative Communications for the Parish
By Debra Grant
In chronological order, discover everything from rainbows to roses, from sandals to stars with this devotional booklet. Colorful illustrations accompany daily devotions for all of Advent and Christmas week, each with its own Scripture reference and closing prayer.

Living Faith - The Advent Season 2020

From Creative Communications for the Parish
By Various Writers
Allow these Advent-themed devotions, written by authors of the popular Living Faith Daily Catholic Devotions magazine, to balance the busyness of the season with prayer and reflection.

Make Way for Advent, Daily Devotions for Teens and Young Adults

From Creative Communications for the Parish
This faithful and often fun Advent devotional booklet helps teens and young adults imagine what working on that highway might really look like.

Advent and Christmas Handouts

Creative Communications has also plenty of Advent and Christmas and handouts, perfect for the Season!

Absolutely Advent! For Primary, Intermediate and Jr/Sr High grades

From Pflaum Publishing Group
By Jean Larkin
No time of year is more exciting for children than the weeks and days leading up to Christmas. Now Absolutely Advent! can give them a new understanding of what the expectation and excitement, the celebration and joy are all about.


Music

Mysterium

By Chris de Silva
From GIA Publications
Mysterium is a glorious collection of beloved Christmas music from around the world. 

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