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.
Ways to prepare...
- Watch Archbishop Etienne's video for suggestions.
- Read or download the Advent Traditions resource to find a new family tradition: English Spanish
- Scroll down for inspirational articles from Northwest Catholic.
- The Hallow prayer and meditation app for Catholics has its daily Advent Challenge that many people find helpful.
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.
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
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. ...
Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center4700 Southwest Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA, USA
Join us for an Advent retreat, Grace in the Midst of Chaos, with Father James Northrup at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center in Federal Way. ...
St. James Cathedral804 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA
Join Catholics from around the archdiocese for this festive, colorful and prayerful Filipino Advent celebration. ...