Happy New Church Year 2022!
On this Sunday, the closest to Saint Andrew’s Day (30 Nov.), the Roman Catholic and other liturgical Christian denominations, e.g. Episcopalians, Lutherans, United Methodists and Presbyterians, celebrate the beginning of Advent.
Although we still have about thirty-five days left until the end of calendar year 2021, the Catholic church begins a new liturgical year – 2022 – today.
To aid us in deeper prayer and reflection during this post-vaccine (and post-Delta, pre-Omicron) period, here’s an update list of resources I’ll be using during these four weeks before the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, aka Christ’s Mass.
Before perusing the list of resources, especially if you’re new to Advent, check out this excellent primer from Busted Halo:
Daily or Weekly Reflections:
And don’t forget to participate in their annual Insta-Advent too:
CAFOD (scroll down a bit)
Holy Land Advent Calendar (begins 1st Dec)
Lastly – Top Catholic Advent Apps 2021
Regardless of which of these you use for prayer and reflection during this holy season, I hope you remember to focus not on the “when” or “how,” but rather the “WHO”: