We invite you to share these weekly Advent Guides with members of your parish, as a way to further engage your people and help everyone prepare for Christ’s coming on Christmas. Here are a few suggestions to help you distribute this resource to your parishioners:
- Post the guide to your parish website; include a link to download.
- Promote it on social media; include a link to download (sample message below).
- Send it out through FlockNote or similar email platform (sample message below).
- Print hard copies and distribute at Masses or leave in the back of church.
- Develop daily social media posts based on content from that week’s guide.
Sample FlockNote Messaging
[HEADLINE] Advent Guide Series – Third Sunday of Advent
As we continue our journey through Advent, we want to share with you an Advent Guide for the Third Sunday of Advent. This Sunday we will celebrate Gaudete Sunday, as we light the rose-colored candle and experience a glimpse of the joy of Christmas.[THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE HERE!]
This Sunday, we reflect on the themes of joy, gratitude and rejoicing always in the Lord. As we conclude what has been a difficult year, we are reminded to “Rejoice always!” because God is with us – in good times and in times of struggle. When we encounter Jesus, we find true joy! Download this week’s guide and use it with your family this Sunday, as together we prepare for the coming of Christ this Christmas.
Sample Social Media: Sunday, 12/6
“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks” (1 Thess 5:16). This Sunday, we celebrate Gaudete Sunday. It is a special moment of joy during the Advent season. Let us ask ourselves: How can we allow Jesus to enter our hearts more fully this coming week? Here is a Guide for the Third Sunday of Advent to assist with your family prayer this Sunday, as together we prepare our hearts and homes for Christ’s coming.[Include graphic and link to download guide.]