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The Linked Parishes of Pope John XXIII & Christ The King

2020-21 Faith Formation Program




Session 3 - Advent & Christmas


Did you ever have to wait for something?

Sometimes it is hard to wait.  But the wait can be worth it!!

ADVENT is a time when we wait and get ready for the birth of Jesus.

be bossy


          be helpful 


                                            think of Jesus

pay attention

We show PATIENCE while we wait for Christmas. 


PATIENCE means "waiting peacefully for something to happen."

How can you wait patiently?  What words show you being PATIENT?

The Advent wreath reminds us we are waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

The wreath has 4 candles.  We light a candle each week to remind us Christmas is getting closer!

Here is a wreath for you to color.  The wreath should be green, and 3 candles are purple and one is pink

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Jesus and Mary were waiting too!

While they waited, they had to go far from home.  They had no where to rest, so they stayed in a stable while they waited for Jesus to be born. 

When Jesus was born, they put him in a MANGER to sleep. A Manger is a long box that animals eat from.

You can make a manger for Jesus while you wait too!  Each day you do something nice for someone, you can put straw (or yellow pieces of paper) in the manger to make it soft for the baby Jesus


The Story of Baby Jesus

A long time ago, in the town of Nazareth, lived a young woman named Mary....

Practice Your Bible Reading

Person 1:  A reading from the Gospel according to Luke

Person 2: 

An angel came to the shepherds. 

He said, "Jesus is born.

He is in Bethlehem.

He is lying in manger."

Then angels sang "Glory to God"

The shepherds went quickly to see Jesus.  How happy they were!

The Gospel of the Lord

Everyone:  Thanks be to God.


Be sure to check out the PLAYLIST for more activities, stories & videos for Advent & Christmas

Let's Memorize Our Prayers

Grace Before Meals

Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive,

from thy bounty,
Through Christ, Our Lord.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.

Lord's Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,

on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Bedtime Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Angels watch me through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.