Advent 2022: The Ultimate Gift

Advent 2022 starts on Sunday, November 27, and lasts until Christmas Eve. It's a time of preparing our hearts and minds for the celebration of our Lord’s birth on Christmas and his second coming at the end of time.  Scroll to find Advent reflections, videos resources and more.

Join Archbishop Etienne this Advent

In this brief video, Archbishop Etienne explores the theme “The Ultimate Gift” for Advent 2022 and invites you to join him in prayer and reflection.

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Weekly Advent 2022 reflections

Look for new reflections and videos from the bishops and others, added every week of Advent, to help you to open your hearts, your hands and your lives to receive the Ultimate Gift of Jesus Christ.

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Advent Week 4 video with Archbishop Etienne


Advent Week 3 video with Bishop Elizondo, in English and Spanish


Advent Week 2 video with Father Justin Ryan, Director of Vocations


Advent Week 1 video with Bishop Schuster

Preparation, Prayer and the Sacraments

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

Advent resources

Advent encouragement

Finding yourself getting carried away with your to-do and shopping lists this Advent and feeling your serenity starting to slip away? Check out the following video and articles for encouragement.

Advent in two minutes

Watch Busted Halo's entertaining and relevant video reminder to stay grounded during Advent. Click here for video.

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.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

And it can be stressful too. Find advice for families about how to stay focused on preparing for Advent and Christmas. Click here for article.

When your family’s Advent falls apart

This can be an overwhelmingly busy time of year for families of school-aged children. Get some real and practical advice and encouragement. Click here for article.

What’s next?

Don’t forget that Christmas is more than a day; it’s an entire season. Think about how you want to keep the spirit of Christmas with prayer, celebration and new traditions.

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