Family Advent Calendar

28th - 1st Sunday of Advent - Light first purple candle on Advent wreath/Feast of St. Catherine Laboure - Make a foil Miraculous Medal

29th - Learn about the tradition of the Jesse Tree

30th - Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle/Begin St. Andrew Christmas Novena as a family. 

1st - Set out your family Nativity set.

2nd - Bake Christmas cookies for Meals on Wheels.

3rd - Feast of St. Francis Xavier/First Friday, attend Mass

4th - Make handmade cards/gifts for local nursing home residents

5th - 2nd Sunday of Advent - Light second purple candle on Advent wreath

6th - Feast of St. Nicholas/St. Nick's Day activities/Deliver homemade card to an elderly neighbor

7th - Feast of St. Ambrose/Watch the movie The Star (trailer)

8th - The Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Attend Mass with your family at 8am or 7pm

9th - Feast of St. Juan Diego - Read the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

10th - Go on a Nativity Scavenger Hunt 

11th - Color the Our Lady of Guadalupe coloring page

12th - Guadete Sunday - Light the Rose colored candle on Advent wreath. /Attend Lessons & Carols Christmas Concert at 3pm

13th - Feast of St. Lucy - Make traditional Saffron Buns to celebrate St. Lucy

14th - Feast of St. John of the Cross/Make popcorn garland for your Christmas tree

15th - Donate food to a locate food pantry

16th - Read a book about the First Christmas

17th - Perform a random act of kindness

18th - Clean out toys and clothes for donation.

19th - 4th Sunday of Advent -Light all candles on Advent wreath/Children’s Christmas Bingo at 1pm

20th - Visit the Creche in Downtown Pittsburgh

21st - Read the legend of the Candy Cane

22nd - Go Christmas Caroling or sing together as a family.

23rd - Host a birthday party for Jesus

24th -Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord

25th - The Nativity of the Lord - Merry Christmas!

26th - Feast of the Holy Family - Color the Holy Family Coloring page

27th - Feast of St. John, Apostle

28th - Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

29th - Take a nature walk as a family. 

30th - Make a special trip to see a Nativity scene at a church you don’t regularly attend and say a prayer. 

31st - Pray the rosary as a family for a safe & healthy New Year.