Day 2: Monday 4 December 2023

Welcome to Day 2 of our Advent Calendar

During the 22 days of Advent, new content will be available each day behind the calendar’s doors. 

Advent is the four-week season before Christmas during which we prepare for the coming of Christ.  The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming”.  The season of Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and of hope, which has a twofold character as:

  • A time of preparation for the Solemnities of the Christmas season, in which the first coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered; and,
  • A time when – by remembrance of this – our minds and hearts look forward to the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time.

For these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight.

Our digital Advent calendar is a helpful resource for our ‘journey’ towards Christmas.  Each day, by clicking on a virtual door, we are inviting you to take a few minutes to avail of our resources to rediscover the true meaning of Advent and Christmas.

A video message from Julieann Moran, General Secretary of the Synodal Pathway in Ireland


Advent Prayers

Our Prayer Intention for the Day to Pray Together 
The Lord sometimes hides his face from his loved ones.
May those who seek the face of Christ have the confidence
that their search will not be in vain.

An Advent Prayer
Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people,
walking in darkness,
yet seeking the light.
To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”


Kids’ Corner!

Advent Activities
Each day of Advent you will find fun activities for children to enjoy and learn more about the Season of Advent.  Print out this Advent calendar and colour it in!

To print: click on the link below to open a new page, then select “print”

Advent wreath