Advent is a season of special grace.
It is a time of purposeful waiting. God desires to come to us in a
Just like the quiet stable that holy night, 2,000 years ago, we can
humble ourselves and open the doors of our hearts to receive Him!
Just as shepherds and kings celebrated
Jesus' coming, we are called to also spend Advent with our family,
friends and even the lost and the lonely outside our circles.
As the days of Advent come, one by one, let
us try to do the tasks for each day. May you be blessed and
Quick note: Our references for all of the
be found below the page.
Even before Advent starts...
Let's start with a clean slate. Let's
repair any wrongs we have done and get right with God.
Let's also get started by making what we
need for Christmas!
We made a printable Advent calendar for
downloading with all the tasks in bite size pieces (as it wouldn't all
fit in). Bookmark this page “Press Ctrl + D”to see the more detailed calendar.
This ages-old Christian tradition walks us
through the ancestry
story of Jesus. From the tree of Adam and Eve, that caused man's
downfall, the story ends with the tree of Jesus that caused our victory
over sin and death!
We have provided you a kit to use for your
Read Genesis 1
The Story of Creation
1st Sunday of Advent
Week 1 Theme: Hope
A VIOLET CANDLE ON YOUR ADVENT WREATH TODAY.
God, increase our strength of will for doing good that
Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side
in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever. AMEN.
Read Genesis 2:4 - 3:24
The Story of Adam and Eve
(Symbol: Tree in the Garden)
Say a prayer
... for those who feel alone during
this time - that they experience peace & find joy in all things.
Read Genesis 6:9- 9:17
The Story of Noah and the Flood
Let's spread kindness.
Do a Random Act
of Kindness (for example, pay for someone else’s toll fee on the
Read Genesis 12:1-7 and 15:1-6
The Story of God's Promise to Abraham
Today is International Volunteer Day!
The spirit of Christmas is giving.
Share what you have, no matter how little with someone in need today.
Read Genesis 22:1-18
The Story of Isaac
Read Genesis 37 and 50
The Story of Joseph's Coat
(Symbol: Colorful Coat)
Have a family reunion!
Have each household give a present-ation for
more festive fun! Time with our loved ones is a priceless gift.
Read Exodus 2:1 - 4:20
The Story of the Moses
(Symbol: Burning Bush)
The 2nd Sunday of Advent
us ask God to draw our hearts closer to Himself in a special way during
Week 2 Theme: Peace
THE 2nd VIOLET CANDLE ON YOUR ADVENT WREATH
of power and mercy open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things
that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy so that we may share his
wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Read Exodus 12:1-42
The Story of Israelites
Read Exodus 19:1-20 - 20:20
The Story of the 10 Commandments
(Symbol: Stone Tablets)
Sing a song of Christmas cheer!
Go carolling without anything to do with
Read Joshua 6:1-20
The Story of Joshua
(Symbol: Ram's Horn)
Kris Kringle time!
Pick a theme for the gifts (ex. only tiny or
shiny ones). Try to be creative with how you fulfill the task!
Read the book of Ruth
The Story of Ruth
(Symbol: Sheaf of Corn)
Bake a St. Lucy’s Cake
It’s her feast today! Also known as
St. Lucia day, this feast officially opens the Christmas season in
St. Lucy would bring food to persecuted
Christians in the dark Rome catacombs so she would put candles on her
head to light her way. Read more about this tradition (and get the recipe
Read 1 Samuel 16:1-3
The Story of David
(Symbol: Star of David)
Put up the Christmas tree with the whole
Who will get to put the star on top of the
tree this year? Maybe the youngest member of the family can do it
(while being carried by the oldest member). Don't forget to put
on some Christmas music to get into a festive mood!
Read 1 Kings 6
The Story of Solomon's Temple
Start decorating the home with lights and
Jesus' coming was heralded by a bright,
shining star. Let your home be a sign of hope and joy for all to
It's interesting to note that the first
Philippine parol was made in 1908 and it was named after the Spanish
word "farol" meaning "lantern".
It encased a candle to light the way of
rural folk on their way to church as they did not yet have
electricity. The Parol was first created to draw people closer to
Read 1 Kings 18:16-39
The Story of Elijah
The 3rd Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday
"Gaudete" means "rejoice" in Latin. Today, on the third Sunday in Advent, we grow ever more fervent as Chrismas nears.
Week 3 Theme: Joy
LIGHT THE PINK CANDLE ON YOUR ADVENT WREATH
Lord God, may we, your people, who look
forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and
celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Read Isaiah 11:1-11
The Story of Isaiah
(Symbol: Tree Stump)
December 17, the Christian church
grows in fervor as it awaits the coming of the Saviour. The last
7 days of Advent are marked by Magnificat Antiphons in Western
Christian traditions since the 6th century. These are liturgical songs of prayer that are said each day until the 24th.
The Great "O" Antiphons
O Wisdom, that proceedest from the mouth of
the Most High, Reaching from end to end mightily, and sweetly disposing
all things: come and teach us the way of prudence.
Read the Book of Jonah
The Story of Jonah
Reflect on the past year's blessings and share these with others in an e-mail or letter.
Think of it as a way to update your friends
about how you are doing and also a means of thanking God for every good
thing He has brought into your life.
O Lord and Ruler of the house of Israel, Who
didst appear unto Moses in the burning bush, and gavest him the law on
Sinai: come and redeem us by Thy outstretched arm.
Read Matthew 3:13-17
The Story of John the Baptist
Have a midweek rest
Go some place where there is peace and quiet
and think of all the blessings in life. Your families and
friends, abilities and talents, the sun and moon, the fact that you can
read this right now - can be your starting points. Be grateful!
O Root of Jesse, Who standest as the Ensign
of the people, before Whom kings shall not open their lips; to Whom the
Gentiles shall pray: come and deliver us, tarry now no more.
Read Luke 1:26-38
The Story of Mary
Have some traditional Filipino food like Bibingka and Puto Bumbong and pair it with some Hot Chocolate!
O Key of David, and Sceptre of the house of
Israel; Who openest, and no man shutteth, Who shuttest, and no man
openeth: come and lead the captive from the prison house, and him that
sitteth in darkness and the shadow of death.
Read Luke 1:39-56
The Story of Elizabeth
(Symbol: Mother and Child)
At a party
Put all the Kris Kringle gifts at the center. Ask Christmas trivia questions and whoever firs answers correctly gets to pick which gift to get!
O Dawn of the East, Splendor of the eternal
Light, and Sun of justice: Come and enlighten them that sit in
darkness, and the shadow of death.
Read Luke 1:57-80
The Story of Zechariah
(Symbol: Writing Tablet)
Do your gift wrapping with extra care this year!
Put extra items on the ribbon to spruce it up. For example, magazine cutouts, buttons, dried leaves, etc.
O King of the gentiles, yea, and the desire
thereof, the Cornerstone that makest both one: come and save man, whom
Thou hast made out of the slime of the earth.
Read Matthew 1:19-25
The Story of Joseph
The 4th Sunday of Advent
Week 4 Theme: Love
THE 3rd VIOLET CANDLE ON YOUR ADVENT WREATH
all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the
Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds
in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces his glory and open
our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming. We ask
this through Christ our Lord.
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the expectation of all nations and their Salvation: come and save us, O Lord our God.
Read Luke 2:8-20
The Story of the Shepherds
Read the nativity story
in Luke 2:1-20
with the youngest members of the family and try to act it out complete
with costumes (just use some bed sheets). Get the action on video
as a memorable family moment!
Go to church in thanksgiving.
Celebrate Noche Buena.
Read Matthew 2:1-12
The Story of the Wise Men
The long weight is over! It's Christmas day!
Have a Blessed Christmas!
the children search for the Baby Jesus
figure from your nativity set hidden somewhere in the room and once
found, put Him on the crib at the center of the manger scene.
Then sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and open
Read Luke 2:1-8
The Story of Jesus
(Symbol: Baby in a Manger)
We hope you have been blessed by journeying to Christmas with us!
We prayed for each one of you!