NCEA is pleased to offer Advent resources that enable Catholic educators to help celebrate this season of Advent with students. Filled with research-based strategies, publications, website and technological tools, these resources will provide Catholic educators with insight and best practices during this Advent season.

Advent Resources

Being a Faith-Filled Catechist 

An app from Our Sunday Visitor that provides guidance on being a faith-filled catechist. School teachers can choose to get notifications targeted to them.

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Our Sunday Visitor 

What’s the Meaning of the Seasons' Traditions?
We should relish our Christmas customs, even starting with Advent, the four weeks of preparation for the great feast.

Helping Young Children Learn the Liturgical Calendar
While young children do not have a clear sense of time and sequence, teaching them about the Church’s liturgical year need not be difficult.

Why we should all be like Little Fir Trees this Advent
The story of the Little Fir Tree is about a small evergreen that ends up offering shelter to the Christ Child on Christmas night.


Advent Catholic Prayers & Advent Activities for Kids
The Advent season is a time to pray to God, seek his forgiveness, and work for peace.

Season of Advent Calendar Activities and Prayer Bundle
As the Church prepares to celebrate the birth of Christ and anticipates his coming, you can involve students in the joy of the season with an Advent calendar, activities, and prayers for home or the classroom.

Cross Catholic Outreach 

“Homes for Christmas”: A Service Opportunity
This Advent, as your parish contemplates the great mystery of the Incarnation, we invite you to celebrate the season by engaging in works of mercy for the poor.


What Is Advent?
This NCEA video resource provides your students with an overview of the Advent season and the meaning behind several significant traditions involved in this liturgical celebration.

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