Saturday, November 30, 2013

St. Andrew Christmas Novena starts today Nov. 30th

Sorry I have been out with the flu for a couple days. We were literally in the middle of our dinner and it hit both my husband and I. But hey, we made it to the table to give thanks and enjoy the meal with our kids. 
  Here are 4 Advent reminders. 

1. The St. Andrew Novena starts today- Today is St. Andrew's Feast Day, November 30th. A short meditative prayer that is said 15 times a day to help us prepare for His coming.
   
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, 
[here mention your request]

through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

2. Sign up for the Advent Adventure, it's not to late! They send out lots of good discounts and codes and the whole program is free! Even if you miss a night (which you wont want to once you start) you can still pick it up from where you start again.

3. Advent calenders- you can probably purchase them after Mass- seems like they do that around here. Also we always find them at our World Market store.

4. Advent Wreath. Do you need new candles like we did? Run out there and get them, I am sure Hobby Lobby and all the Catholic book stores have them. 

   Pick something new to do- try adding a tradition to help keep the focus on our Lord's coming. Here's are some other suggestions.

Here's our December book list for Christmas and Advent.

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