Advent is our invitation to let Jesus’ first coming shape our daily and weekly schedule as we wait for Christmas to arrive.

Since the fourth century, the Church has celebrated Advent, which comes from a Latin word that means “coming” or “arrival.” Advent is the four weeks before Christmas when we prepare for Jesus’ coming— celebrating His first coming and expecting His soon second coming. It is also a time to consider and look for how He continues to come to us in our daily lives.