Advent 2021 starts on Sunday, November 28, and lasts until Christmas Eve, December 24. 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.

Draw Near to Christ

Archbishop Etienne has chosen the theme "Draw Near to Christ" for this Advent and invites you to join him in this video.

Read Archbishop Etienne's blog for more Advent inspiration.

Weekly Advent reflections

Draw near to Christ this Advent with a new reflection each Sunday of Advent, each one helping us to take one more step nearer and to open ourselves for Jesus to draw nearer to us.

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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. Advice for families on 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. Some real and practical advice and encouragement. Click here for article.

Special Masses during Advent

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Americas
Date: December 4
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: St. James Cathedral

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe honors the Virgin Mary who appeared to Juan Diego in Mexico City. 

Celebration of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary
Date: December 8
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: St. James Cathedral

Join Archbishop Etienne in celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, one of the most important Marian feasts of the liturgical calendar and a holy day of obligation.

Join Bishop Elizondo for the 24 Annual Commissioning Mass - Simbang Gabi
Date: December 11
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: St. James Cathedral

Join Bishop Elizondo for this festive, colorful and prayerful Filipino Advent tradition.