St. Matthew > Advent Resources

We have entered into the season of Advent, a time to turn our hearts to Jesus Christ as we prepare to celebrate His incarnation. It is a special time to reflect on those things that draw us closer to the Lord, as well as things that may keep us from Him. We invite you to experience a renewed awareness of this time of waiting and expectation by utilizing some of the resources below.

Click here to access a Spotify playlist, created by Life Teen, of Advent inspired songs.

For a playlist of classic hymns to help you wait in hope, assembled  by America Magazine, click here.

To sign up via Flocknote to receive emails containing Advent family activities, click here.

To receive emails from Flocknote for our Advent Generosity Challenge, click here.

Click here to take part in Bishop Barron’s virtual Word on Fire Advent Retreat via Flocknote.

Need help navigating Flocknote or setting up a profile? Click here.

Advent Prayer

Lord Jesus,

Master of both the light and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.

We who have so much to do and seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day,

We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.

We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.

We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.

We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.

To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!’