Advent begins on Sunday, December 3, 2023

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El Adviento comienza este domingo 3 de diciembre

Advent begins on Sunday, December 3, 2023

Advent is the beginning of the Church’s Liturgical year and encompasses the four Sundays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.

The United State Conference of Catholic Bishops states, “The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and to the anniversary of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas. From the earliest days of the Church, people have been fascinated by Jesus’ promise to come back. But the scripture readings during Advent tell us not to waste our time with predictions. Advent is not about speculation. Our Advent readings call us to be alert and ready, not weighted down and distracted by the cares of this world (Lk 21:34-36). Like Lent, the liturgical color for Advent is purple since both are seasons that prepare us for great feast days. Advent also includes an element of penance in the sense of preparing, quieting, and disciplining our hearts for the full joy of Christmas.”

To read more about Advent and download a daily Advent calendar, please click here.


El Adviento comienza este domingo 3 de diciembre

El Adviento es el tiempo de preparación para la llegada, el advenimiento, de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo y comienza cuatro domingos antes de Navidad. Además, marca el comienzo de un nuevo año litúrgico para la Iglesia. Al respecto, la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB) señala que “el Adviento es un tiempo de anticipación que guía nuestro corazón y mente a prepararse para celebrar el nacimiento del Señor en Navidad y para la segunda venida de Cristo al final de los tiempos”.

Para descargar gratuitamente el calendario de adviento de la USCCB en español, pulse aquí.

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