For many people, the secular preparation time for Christmas takes precedence over the spiritual meaning of the season. Once Christmas arrives, the spiritual significance is lost amid the boxes and ribbons. Most Catholics don't realize that the season extends all the way through Epiphany to the Baptism of Our Lord.
For the seven weeks of Advent and Christmas, our collective psyches are caught between the magic of the holidays and the mystery of the Incarnation. Ministry Ideas for Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Teens, Families, and Parishes addresses that magic and mystery. It is designed to help teens, their families, and parishes acknowledge the mixed messages of the season while making it a meaningful time for remembering who we are and whose we are. Ministry Ideas for Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Teens, Families, and Parishes provides strategies and ideas for greater understanding of, participation in, and celebration of the liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas.
|Publisher:||Saint Mary's Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.54(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.23(d)|