Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during Advent and Christmas 2017Thursday, November 30, 2017
With Advent and its commencement of the liturgical year, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) again posts 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 season and the Christmas celebrations until 1 January include suggestions for reflections from the First Sunday of Advent, 3 December, to the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, 1 January 2018, including the celebrations of the Nativity of the Lord, 24 and 25 December, and the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 31 December. These suggestions for homilies and prayers can be easily adapted for family prayer on Christmas Day and throughout the Christmas holidays, 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“.