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Advent 2019

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For most of us, faith life begins at home. We teach our children their first prayers, take our family to Mass each week, and incorporate holiday rituals and traditions we hope will be passed on from generation to generation. Sometimes, however, in this busy world, it can be challenging to figure out ways to slow down and focus on the beauty of Advent amid the rush of the secular version of the Christmas season. There are so many fun and beautiful ways to celebrate the weeks leading up to Christmas. Why not try something new this Advent and start a tradition of your own?

View ideas to try at home

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What are you seeking? Are you looking for a community of people where you can establish friendships? Are you hoping to find companions to walk with you on the spiritual journey? The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany welcomes you and encourages you to seek out an event at a parish near you. If you happen to be a young adult, you’re in luck. The Diocese will be hosting a series of Advent social gatherings in every Vicariate over the next few weeks. Come, relax, make new friends, and enjoy some food and drink.

Find your community

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Growing our relationship with Jesus starts with prayer. You can start simply: take some time to reflect and listen; say a familiar prayer; open up Scripture and see what speaks to you; utilize resources to assist you on the journey. Below you’ll find links to prayers and other spiritual nourishment to guide you through Advent and beyond.

View Advent resources