Pandemic Advent Calendar

Last year's Advent Calendar acknowledged the struggles we faced as a community during the pandemic but looked to the future with hope - a new dawn with Jesus Christ at its heart.

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Last year’s Advent Calendar acknowledged the struggles of 2020 – a time that challenged us all spiritually, physically and mentally.

2021 has been another year of COVID-19 challenges but through it all, we have sought the face of Christ – caring and compassionate, bringing consolation and hope.

Many have suffered. Many have lost. Many have mourned the interruption to our sacramental lives.

We recognise that the causes and effects of the pandemic are still present to such a degree that the absolute duty for all to attend the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration cannot yet be fulfilled. However, the Bishops have asked that all Catholics now reflect on the centrality of the Eucharist to our life of faith and take into consideration their personal circumstances and the reasons as to whether they can now attend the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration.

Let’s remind ourselves of the juxtaposition of full and empty churches and look forward, with hope, to the time when everyone can be literally in communion in our churches.

The “closed door” for each day is black and white, the church empty, but we open the door to colour – a new dawn with Jesus Christ at its heart.

Day TWENTY-FOUR

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Day TWENTY-THREE

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Day TWENTY-TWO

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Day TWENTY-ONE

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Day TWENTY

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Day NINETEEN

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Day EIGHTEEN

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Day SEVENTEEN

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Day SIXTEEN

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Day FIFTEEN

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Day FOURTEEN

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Day THIRTEEN

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Day TWELVE

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Day ELEVEN

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Day TEN

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Day NINE

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Day EIGHT

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Day SEVEN

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Day SIX

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Day FIVE

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Day FOUR

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Day THREE

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Day TWO

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Day ONE

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Note: All images taken by our photographer and can be re-used with the credit: Mazur/cbcew.org.uk.