Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during Advent and Christmas 2013Friday, November 29, 2013
As part of the national pastoral initiative for life and family, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) again is posting possible homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the issues of life and family. The proposed texts for the last month of 2013 include suggestions from the first Sunday of Advent, December 1,to the Feast of the Holy Family, December 29, including suggestions for Christmas Day. The last Sunday of the year has special significance for all pastoral initiatives for life and family. The suggestions can be easily adapted for family prayer on Christmas Day and the New Year, 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”.