Advent Week 1 Prayer

Advent Week 2 Prayer

Advent Week 3 Prayer

Advent Week 4 Prayer

Mass Times adjusted because of curfew


From the Schoenstatt Girls Youth:

Every year the Schoenstatt Girls Youth have held an Advent Rally Day for primary School Girls. Due to the current Corona pandemic, this is not possible this year. However, we still want to spread the message of God’s love for each of us – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

So we have come up with two new ideas … an online advent calendar and YouTube videos!

This is the link for our Advent Calendar, which is aimed more towards primary school children  - https://calendar.myadvent.net/?id=fba6f10d2ccc1ba58002840ecba8a000 the calendar will be active from the 1st December.


 

By the Archdiocese Department of Catechetics

JESSE TREE

DIRECTIONS

Make a background tree using either a bare tree, paper outline of a tree or just a space for your ornaments.

To make the Jesse Tree ornaments you will need:

  • glue; ribbon or string to attach the ornaments to the tree;
  • crayons, markers, paints or colored pencils, and cardboard stock to create paper background for the ornaments.

The ornaments may be made or decorated with bits and pieces of bright colored paper, cloth, wood, plastic, etc., that you may find around your home.

You will also need a Bible to tell the stories.

JESSE TREE

Jesse Tree Symbols and Scriptures

First Week of Advent

December 1 Creation: Gen. 1:1-31; 2:1-4 Symbols: sun, moon, stars, animals, earth

December 2 Adam and Eve: Gen. 2:7-9, 18-24 Symbols: tree, man, woman

December 3 Fall of Man: Gen. 3:1-7 and 23-24 Symbols: tree, serpent, apple with bite

December 4 Noah: Gen. 6:5-8, 13-22; 7:17, 23, 24; 8:1, 6-22 Symbols: ark, animals, dove, rainbow

December 5 Abraham: Gen. 12:1-3 Symbols: torch, sword, mountain

Second Week of Advent

December 6 Isaac: Gen. 22:1-14 Symbols: bundle of wood, altar, ram in bush

December 7 Jacob: Gen. 25:1-34; 28:10-15 Symbols: kettle, ladder

December 8 Joseph: Gen. 37:23-28; 45:3-15 Symbols: bucket, well, silver coins, tunic

December 9 Moses: Ex. 2:1-10 Symbols: baby in basket, river and rushes

December 10 Samuel: 1 Sam. 3:1-18 Symbols: lamp, temple

December 11 Jesse: 1 Sam. 16:1-13 Symbols: crimson robe, shepherd's staff

December 12 David: 1 Sam. 17:12-51 Symbols: slingshot, 6-pointed star

JESSE TREE

Jesse Tree Symbols and Scriptures

Third Week of Advent

December 13 Solomon: 1 Kings 3:5-14, 16-28 Symbols: scales of justice, temple, two babies and sword

December 14 Joseph: Matt. 1:18-25 Symbols: hammer, saw, chisel, angle

December 15 Mary: Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38 Symbols: lily, crown of stars, pierced heart

December 16 John the Baptist: Mark 1:1-8 Symbols: shell with water, river

On December 17, the Church begins to intensify the preparation for Christmas with the use of the "O" Antiphons during the Liturgy of the Hours. The symbols for the Jesse Tree from December 17 to 23 are based on the "O" Antiphons.

December 17 Jesus is Wisdom: Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus in old Bibles) 24:2; Wisdom 8:1 Symbols: oil lamp, open book

December 18 Jesus is Lord: Ex. 3:2; 20:1 Symbols: burning bush, stone tablets

December 19 Jesus is Flower of Jesse: Isaiah 11:1-3 Symbols: flower, plant with flower

Fourth Week of Advent

December 20 Jesus is Key of David: Isaiah 22:22 Symbols: key, broken chains

December 21 Jesus is the Radiant Dawn: Psalm 19:6-7 (in older Bibles this will be Psalm 18) Symbols: sun rising or high in sky

December 22 Jesus is King of the Gentiles: Psalm 2:7-8; Ephesians 2:14-20 Symbols: crown, scepter

December 23 Jesus is Emmanuel: Isaiah 7:14; 33:22 Symbols: tablets of stone, chalice and host

December 24 Jesus is Light of the World: John 1:1-14 Symbols: candle, flame, sun

Jesse Tree Week 1

Jesse Tree Week 2

Jesse Tree Week 3

Jesse Tree Week 4