Four Ways to Celebrate Advent as a Domestic Church

Posted by Aurelia Vaiana on Nov 30, 2020 11:48:35 AM

It’s no secret that Advent will look different this year than in years past. Take advantage of the extra time at home with your family to intentionally prepare your hearts for the birth of Christ. Below are four ways to celebrate Advent in your home.

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Topics: devotional prayer, downloadable resources, Advent, domestic church, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources

Celebrate Advent and Christmas with Our Digital Crèche Calendar

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Nov 23, 2020 9:52:56 AM

Hard as it is to imagine, the season of Advent and the new liturgical year is just days away. As we are reminded each year, Advent is a season when Christians throughout the world rededicate themselves to waiting in hope. We anticipate the coming of Christ, the light of the world, who scatters the darkness of sin and shatters the bonds of death. We prepare to celebrate Christ’s coming in history at Christmas; we ponder the ways that he comes to us in mystery even now, especially in the Eucharist; and we look forward to his coming in glory at the end of time.

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Topics: devotional prayer, theological aesthetics, downloadable resources, liturgical year, visual arts, Advent, Christmas, crèche, COVID-19 Resources, Christian art

Engaging Pastoral Creativity: Listen and Ponder

Posted by Megan Shepherd on Oct 28, 2020 7:03:00 AM

As demonstrated in the previous installment of this series, the first movement in exercising pastoral creativity is adopting a posture of prayer and gratitude. This cultivates an interior space for reflecting on your own gifts and identifying the community that God calls to your attention to serve. Grounded in gratitude for all that God has given you and all you are able to offer back in love, the next movement is turning to listen to those people whom God has called you to serve. 

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Topics: Notre Dame Vision, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, ministry resources

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Oct 26, 2020 9:22:23 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: Politics, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, ministry resources, anti-racism, election 2020, Black Catholic History Month

Engaging Pastoral Creativity: Pray, Reflect, Identify

Posted by Megan Shepherd on Oct 21, 2020 7:03:00 AM

With the uncertainty and pain of the coronavirus pandemic compounded by the injustice, suffering, and division rampant in the world today, the need for compassionate outreach and pastoral creativity is ever more apparent. Entering into an intentional process of pastoral creativity begins with a commitment to engage in movements of prayer, reflection, and attending to others that can open your heart to the ways God works within and through you. 

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Topics: lay ecclesial ministry, Notre Dame Vision, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, ministry resources

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