The second Sunday of Advent: Proclamation


John the Baptist proclaims the coming of the Messiah. How will we prepare?

Advent Wreath Prayer
Light the second candle and say…

“The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:1).

God of salvation,
help us give voice to the voiceless
as we cry out in the name of your son, Jesus.


Family Advent Activity
Adopt a family this Advent season through your parish, Catholic Charities or other local organization. Bring your kids along to help select the gifts. Remember the basics are always needed: coats, hats, mittens, socks, undergarments and pajamas.

The candles on the Advent wreath remind us that Jesus is the light of the world. How might we reflect the light of Christ to others this season and beyond?