Advent Resources

Click on the links below to view & download our Advent & Christmas resources:

Advent 2016: Have a Prayerful, Magical and Joyful Family Advent & Christmas – easily adaptable for school use, this resource has been kindly shared by Frank Brown (Clondalkin PPW)

Advent: Time for Mercy! – A Variety of Daily Reflections for the Season, Ideas and Challenges prepared by Pamela McLoughlin (Veritas)

Advent Wreath Activity Centre – this handout could be used with students to explain the origins of the Advent wreath and engage them in the activity of creating their own Advent wreath.

Christmas Carol Service 2016 – with special thanks to Pat Larkin, lately retired from St. Joseph of Cluny Secondary School.

To adapt the content for Gaelscoil use, see this selection of amhráin na nollag , kindly shared by Sr. Mairéad Ní Bhuachalla.

From Igniter Media:    A Child is Born    God With Us     &    Joy       Also from Igniter Media:   Advent Videos

Further Advent prayers

Christmas Carol Service 2015 – with special thanks to Paula Finnegan

Further sample Carol Services: Option 1 & Option 2 – with special thanks to Aisling Reigh



CAFOD Advent Calendar  advent-layout_final

CAFOD Advent Calendar for Young People 2016   &   CAFOD Advent for Children 2016

Check out this PowerPoint also from Cafod: Advent Calendar 2016 – A Challenge for Every Day of Advent

Advent/Christmas YouTube Playlist prepared by Ian Callanan

FaithArts by Brendan O’Regan also has some lovely items for Advent: FaithArts Advent Page

Jared Dees, creator of the Religion Teacher shares this extensive list of Advent resources and activity suggestions

Hearing, Happening, Hoping Series for Advent 2016

Xt3 Advent Calendar for 2016

World Mission Ireland/Children Helping Children Resources  hhh-advent-2016

The Liturgical Calendar Resources & Resources on the Liturgical Calendar from Rita Scannell

Advent PowerPoint & Teacher’s Notes 

Advent & Christmas from RE: Source NI

Advent Resources & Worksheets

Advent Prayer Service & The Power of Love 1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Version Video

An Advent Meditation  

Advent Calendar PowerPoint  & Advent Calendar PowerPoint non-animated  

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary Resources  advent-prayer

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Bingo 

Advent Resources as Gaeilge

Reconciliation Ceremony for before Christmas as Gaeilge: Deasghnáth Athmhuintearais roimh Nollaig

Ceremony at the Crib as Gaeilge: Searmanas ag an gCró Nollag

Nollaig Resources

Further Advent & Christmas WebLinks:

Busted Halo Advent Calendar 2016 

Loyola Press Advent Resources Christmas Quotes & Blessings & Prayers

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference – Advent Resources

RE: Quest Advent Resources & Activities

Wingclips Christmas Playlist 

Advent YouTube Playlist 

“Waiting for Jesus” (YouTube Video): This slide show with music by Mumford & Sons is designed to be used in Post-Primary R.E. classrooms & at services during Advent. I hope you & your students enjoy it and you should try making your own at If you don’t have access to YouTube you can watch it here: Advent “Waiting for Jesus” Video.

Related Resources

November Remembrance Resources

Lenten Resources

Easter Resources