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                                                      Activity 3 Holiday Season 2017
 Feasts of Advent and Christmas
Answer these true-false questions to discover the meaning of the word Advent.
1. The feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome (November 9) honors an ancient church named for Saint John the Baptist and for the Roman estate on which it sits. The site once belonged to Plautius Lateranus, a Roman who joined in a plot to kill Emperor Nero. The plot was discovered, and Plautius was executed.
If the statement is true, put a “C” in space 1. If false, a “Y.”
2. The feast of the Presentation of Mary (November 21) honors an ancient tradition that at the age of three, Mary was presented to the holy people of the Jerusalem Temple, where she stayed as she grew into womanhood.
If the statement is true, put an “O” in space 2. If false, an “E.”
3. The First Sunday of Advent (December 3) marks the end of the Church year.
If the statement is true, put an “L” in space 3. If false, an “M.”
4. On the Third Sunday of Advent (December 17), the priest at Mass might wear a rose-colored vestment to show joy because Advent is nearly over and Christmas is almost here.
If the statement is true, put an “I” in space 4. If false, a “U.”
5. The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) celebrates the appearance of Mary dressed as an Aztec princess to Juan Diego.
If the statement is true, put an “N” in space 5. If false, a “T.”
6. Because the feast of the Holy Family (December 31 this year) is a “movable feast,” it can be celebrated on any date the Pope says.
If the statement is true, put an “H” in space 6. If false, a “G.”
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