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Jolly Old Saint Nick . . . and More

Jolly Old Saint Nick . . . and More

Celebrating the feast day of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children and model of generosity, is part of many and varied traditions throughout the world. As the precursor to Santa Claus, this third-century bishop holds a special place in the hearts of children and adults. Learn more about jolly old Saint Nick here and in these articles:
Living the Liturgical Year: Feast of St. Nicholas, December 6
Celebrate St. Nicholas by Serving Others
The Legend of Saint Nicholas: A Read-Aloud Story for Young Children

Keeping Advent is a worthy effort. Yes, Advent is a time of preparation for the celebration of Christmas, but it is a time of joyful anticipation and preparation—not celebration. Help the children to gain an appreciation for Advent by checking out the resources that follow:
La Alegría de al Navidad
Advent Prep for Digital Disciples
Bit o’ Wisdom: Celebrating the Church Year
Keeping Advent in a Digital Age
Prepare Your Hearts – An Advent Prayer Service
Advent and Christmas: Light in the Darkness
Catholic I.Q. – Advent and Christmas Seasons
O Antiphon Chocolate Coins – Advent Craft
Advent: The Waiting Game
Advent and Christmas Activities

Find more Advent articles, activities, and videos here.

Check out the Advent resources collected by the Catholic Apostolate Center. The short video “Advent in 2 minutes” would be great to share with your class and families.

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