Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during Advent and Christmas 2015

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Noel 2015A few days before the opening of the Jubilee of Mercy by Pope Francis, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is again posting possible homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the national pastoral initiative for life and family. The proposed texts for the last month of 2015 include suggestions from the Second Sunday of Advent, December 6, to the Feast of the Holy Family, December 27, including suggestions for the celebrations of the Nativity of the Lord, December 24 and 25. The suggestions for homilies and prayers can be easily adapted for family prayer on Christmas Day and on the Feast of the Holy Family, as well as for personal prayer or for use with other groups or organizations throughout Advent and the Christmas season. The texts for the month of December are available on the special Life and Family webpage, under the section "Documents and activities proposed by the CCCB".

Last Updated on Wednesday, December 02 2015  
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On January 13th 2010, Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen became Canada’s first Catholic Bishop of East Asian descent. He is the great-grandson of a Vietnamese Martyr.