The season of Advent is upon us and we know that, much like this year has been, this Christmas will be like no other. As we can’t come together in person to celebrate the start of Advent we have organised an online Advent service taking place tomorrow 3rd December at 7pm.
We’ll be joined by CAFOD Celebrity Ambassador Julie Etchingham (ITV News at 10) and CAFOD celebrity supporter Adrian Chiles (BBC Radio 5 Live) will be with us. Beautiful music will be provided by tHeSchola, baritone Christopher Faulkner, the novices of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Zambia, and electronic pop group Ooberfuse.
There are so many ways to celebrate Advent with CAFOD. Apart from the Advent service we have an online Advent calendar and you can find out how to organise your own Advent carol service here.
Advent has crept up on us this year like none before. It feels strange not being able to start our journey of Advent in church, as it is a journey that we should all be going on together.
But there is strength and solidarity in knowing that we are all alongside each other in prayer. Join us on a unique Advent journey:
Join us LIVE every Sunday from the 29th November for some simple and peaceful prayer and reflection as we share our Advent journey together. We will gather around a candle and be gently led in a time of prayer.
Invite your friends, family, housemates, colleagues! Everyone is welcome to join for a moment of calm at an increasingly busy time of year. No need for a webcam or microphone or worrying about what to say, just register through the link below then come back to this link every Sunday of Advent and on Epiphany (Wednesday 6th January).
It is the season of reflection and we’ll be journeying through Advent this week with Rev. Deacon Sean Loone, from the Archdiocese of Birmingham and CAFOD program Officer in Peru Lucy Jardine in our online Advent reflection.
Sean Loone is a Roman Catholic Deacon working in the Archdiocese of Birmingham and has spent much of his career teaching in a wide variety of schools and colleges, combining this with part time lecturing at St Mary’s College Oscott, the seminary for the Archdiocese.