Session Ten (11/26/13) – Getting Ready for Advent

Last evening was our scheduled monthly Mass in church which was moved from 6:15 to 6:45 PM to give us one solid block of teaching before Mass (6:00 – 6:40) rather than a brief one before Mass (6:00 – 6:10) and another short segment after Mass (7:10 – 7:30). This worked out very well because Mass still went about an hour but didn’t take away from class time! I don’t think parents minded that the kids were in church for a few extra minutes past normal dismissal time!

Advent_PPT_homeI used the 35 minutes we had before Mass to introduce the kids to the season of Advent which begins this Sunday. To do so, I used the Free Advent PowerPoint that I’ve made available here on my blog.

All you need to do are the following:

  1. To download, you need to login, either through your Facebook account, or by registering with authorSTREAM (which I recommend since I will have more PowerPoints throughout the year).
  2. Once you’ve logged in, click download and save the presentation to your computer.
  3. When you open the PowerPoint, view it in Notes Pages view in order to access the script (which you might want to print out for a guide as you lead the presentation).

For those of you still having trouble accessing the script, here it is in PDF form.

Don’t forget to look at all of these other wonderful Advent resources from Loyola Press!

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

2 Comments on Session Ten (11/26/13) – Getting Ready for Advent

  1. Thank you so much for the PDF of the advent power point. Please continue to include a PDF version for future offerings. This seems to be the only way I can open them.

    Happy Thanksgiving. Brenda

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