The Diocese has not produced its own materials for Advent Reflection this year, but has recommended two courses. There is also CAFOD's interactive Advent Calendar and a reminder of Sue Richardson's suggestions from last year about setting up an Advent Reflection Group. Further options are the Together in Christ showing of the BBC film "The Nativity" at St. John the Evangelist, Merrow, and a series of four reflections at St. Mary's, Quarry Street.
Just discovered - CAFOD has provided another way of travelling though Advent, with short stories from around the world, Gospel reflections and prayers. Click the image below to begin...
Sue Richardson reminds us of the resources available from the Diocese for study in small groups during Advent.
LONGING FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD
Prayer and Reflection programme
by the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton
By Sue Richardson
In 2002, urged by Father Michael McGlade, we used the first Diocesan Advent Reflection Programme. We followed ‘Preparing Together’ a programme designed to help the Diocesan Pastoral Formation Team to understand what the parishes needed and to plan how to support them in the coming years. The follow up programme in 2003 was ‘Gathering Together’ In both years around 120 St Pius X parishioners, joined 13 groups to use the material. The process, which asked for input on a range of topics, helped us feel that we were contributing to Diocesan planning and formation. Responses were gathered from across the Diocese by the Pastoral Team.