Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 22

Saturday of the Third Week of Advent

Christmas is just three days from now! Your challenge is to slow down, take some time to relax, pray, and offer yourself to God.

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Seeing Each Other With Faith’s Eyes

When Elizabeth was visited by Mary, her joy was overwhelming. Do we greet one another with this joy? Would we do so if we saw each other through God’s eyes instead of our own?

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 21

Friday of the Third Week of Advent

If you bake or cook, make something for someone as a gesture of hospitality. If you don’t do either, invite them out to lunch or dinner. (It does not have to be expensive!)

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Five Ways to Encourage Young Families in the Faith

You see them at your parish every Sunday: young parents struggling to teach the faith to their children. They’re here. They’re trying, but they need our help.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 20

Thursday of the Third Week of Advent

Read Mary’s Magnificat contained in Luke 1:46-55. Read it slowly and reflect on each line. Ask God to give you the maturity of Our Lady.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 19

Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent

Can you identify a struggle you’re having in living out your stewardship way of life? Name it and place it completely in God’s hands.

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Joy Love Peace

The Transforming Power of Peace

For peace to transform the world, it must transform us first. The peace of God is supernatural, and it must be formed in each individual life. As this Advent season draws to a close, consider your own transformation. Do you take time to listen to the voice of the Lord?

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 18

Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent

Think of a stewardship opportunity you’ve avoided due to fear. Pray for the intercession of St. Joseph that God give you the strength to always respond to His call.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 17

Monday of the Third Week of Advent

Take 10 minutes to learn about the life of a saint who is unfamiliar to you. How can this saint’s life serve as an example to you in your own stewardship way of life?

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 16

Third Sunday of Advent

Make a plan NOW to do something to develop your spiritual life AFTER the New Year begins. Allow Advent to become the start of something greater all year long.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 15

Saturday of the Second Week of Advent

Spend five minutes looking at a crucifix, reflecting on the reality that the baby born in a manger is the same One who was crucified and rose from the dead so you could live.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 14

Memorial of St. John of the Cross

Find a person who is having a particularly hard time this season and resolve to help him or her in some way. If you do not know someone, turn to your church or civic community.

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