by DeLaSalle | | Special Content

The Advent season marks the beginning of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church. This year, Advent began on Sunday, December 2. It will end at midnight on Christmas Eve.

Advent – from the Latin ad-venire, meaning “to come to” – is a season of prayerful reflection and preparation for the birth of Christ, celebrated on Christmas. Catholics not only anticipate Christ’s birth but also prepare for his second coming, in which he will judge the living and the dead.

The following video helps remind us what the season of Advent is all about.

The DeLaSalle school community will gather for a liturgy to mark our preparation for Christmas on Thursday, December 13 in the Florance Center.

Additionally,students will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation or meet with a priest during their Theology classes. The sacrament will be offered by school chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu, and one or two visiting priests on December 4 and 10. Theology teachers will create space for reflection, prayer and preparation to receive the sacrament.