Suggestions for making Advent a spiritual preparation to celebrate the Feast of Christmas

Give items, collected by the Parish, to the homeless

Send Christmas Cards with religious meaning

Use the opportunities for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament

Attend the two Advent Talks

Pray for peace and justice in the world

Read each week the Spiritual articles in the newsletter

Have a crib and advent wreath in your home

Visit someone you know who is sick or alone

Light a candle and say a prayer each night

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.  Where there is hatred let me sow peace; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, let me sow faith; where there is despair, let me give hope; where there is darkness, let me give light; where there is sadness, let me give joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not seek to be comforted, but to comfort; to be understood, but to understand; to be loved, but to love.  For it is in giving that we receive, it is in forgiving that we are forgiven. And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.