I thought about writing a brand new Advent post for this year, but I really did a pretty thorough job a few years ago. This year, we are going to do Sarah Reinhard’s Advent devotional, Welcome Baby Jesus in the morning and the Jesse Tree in the evening before bed.

I would like to do an Our Lady of Guadalupe tea, but I don’t know if I can fit another thing in — I don’t think I was smart enough to save the plans I made to do it last year :).

If you are interested to know how our family celebrates in Advent, check out these posts:



On a side note, if, like me, you like to make lists and have holiday planners, but never quite felt like any of them work for you, it might be because your Advent is about, well, Advent and not Christmas.  Laci @ Catholic Icing has just released an Advent & Christmas planner that is out-of-this-world PERFECT for Catholics.  It couldn’t have been any more perfect if I had made it myself.  The only thing missing is a meal planning pages for the feast days, so I don’t have to recreate the wheel each year.  This isn’t a referral link, but it’s SO fabulous, I couldn’t NOT share it.  Seriously. worth. every. penny.

Microsoft Word - Major Catholic Feasts 2012-2013

And finally, since Advent marks the start of a new liturgical year, here is the updated printable 2013-2014 Catholic Feast list/calendar.   Like last year, I’ve left it editable so you can add your family saints and such to it.  Don’t know where to start?  Check out this article I wrote @ Catholic Mothers Online about working the liturgical year into your busy life.


Jen S.

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