Advent 2023: Prepare...

Advent is a time to prepare for the Lord's birth at Christmas and his second coming, but let's face it, it's not easy when the world is already celebrating Christmas in November. We're here to help...

Prepare with Archbishop Etienne

In this brief video, Archbishop Etienne gives some practical suggestions on how to prepare the way of the Lord this Advent.

Weekly Advent 2023 reflections

Look for new reflections from the bishops based on the Sunday scripture readings, added every week of Advent, to help you prepare for the coming of the Lord.

Advent Week 1 2023

View or download a pdf of all the reflections in English or Spanish.

Ways to prepare...

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Prepare with the sacraments and adoration

There’s no better way to prepare and pray than through the Eucharist and Reconciliation. This Advent, consider spending some time every week in adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Advent resources

Inspirational Articles from Northwest Catholic

Get inspired by the following articles from Northwest Catholic. Find even more at

St. Therese of Lisieux: My guide through Advent

Learn how St. Therese and her little way can be a guide through Advent. Click here for article.

The gift of silence in Advent

“In our world of sensory overload, one of the greatest gifts we can offer our families is a time of silence.” Read the column from Northwest Catholic.

Nativity scene project shines spotlight on presence of Christ

Learn how one man inspired his community to put up 500 Nativity scenes to remind people of what Advent and Christmas are truly about. Click here for article.

Pope contemplates greatness of God's love in simplicity of a creche.

"A key message of the Nativity scene is that the mystery of Christmas “loves to hide within what is infinitely small,” the pope wrote...  Click here for article.

Advent Events, Retreats and Masses

All Day

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most important Marian feasts of the liturgical calendar and a holy day of obligation. ...

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA

Simbang Gabi Mass

Join Catholics from around the archdiocese for this festive, colorful and prayerful Filipino Advent celebration. ...

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