Free Advent Resources

Preparing for Advent

As you know, Advent begins on Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Last year, I created an Advent PowerPoint that was very popular. This presentation includes a script (in Notes Pages view) to assist you in effectively leading your students to a deeper understanding of this wonderful season. When you download the presentation from authorSTREAM, you can sign in with your Facebook account, or you can sign up for authorSTREAM—which is a great way to get some of my other presentations!

Likewise, don’t forget the free Advent Prayer Packet that I’ve put together this year. This packet includes the following:

  • Two fully organized Advent prayer services, one specifically designed as a Penance service.
  • A guided reflection on the name Emmanuel, “God with us.”
  • A family prayer card to encourage families.

And finally, don’t miss the great variety of Advent resources available from Loyola Press.

Let us approach the season of preparation and waiting with anticipation and excitement.

About Joe Paprocki 2528 Articles
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

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