Advent

Advent is a season of reflection, anticipation and reconciliation as we await the birth of our Lord and Saviour. This year we are bringing you a podcast series featuring a full read of St Mark's Gospel on the weekdays of the season and also the National Office for Vocation is releasing five films focusing on the different states of life that God can call us to.

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Advent has a twofold character: it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered; and likewise when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time.

For these two reasons, Advent is a period for devout and expectant delight.

The Word in Lockdown - Reading Mark in Advent

'Reading Mark in Advent' is an 18-part podcast series that sees us upload a chapter of Saint Mark’s Gospel on each weekday of the season.

Advent Calendar

This year's Advent Calendar acknowledges the struggles we've faced but looks to the future with hope - a new dawn with Jesus Christ at its heart.

Reflecting on Vocation in Advent

Advent reflections from the national office for vocation bring weekly videos reflecting on the Sunday Gospel and the life that God can call individuals to.