Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during Advent and Christmas 2016

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lifeandfamily-2016With Advent and its introduction to the liturgical year, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) continues to post 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 Advent and Christmas Seasons include suggestions from the Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, to the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, January 1, 2017, 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, 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 Tuesday, November 29 2016  
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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.