Family Fun with Faith Formation: Advent

The Season of Advent

Advent is a season of the liturgical year observed as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return of Christ at the Second Coming. Advent is also the beginning of the liturgical year. Complete three of the six activities below and discover what the Season of Advent is all about.

Looking for more Advent inspiration. Sign up for the Diocese of St. Petersburg’s Advent Reflections by texting REFLECTION to 84576.


These two handouts are on the Season of Advent. Learn more about this season within the liturgical year by completing the handouts.

Advent Word Search
Advent Crossword Puzzle


Email Ms. Maria your completed handouts.


It’s family game night! Gather everyone and play Advent Bingo together. Have fun while engaging with each other and learning about the theme of the Season of Advent.

Play Game


Parents, what did your family learn about Advent from playing bingo together. Email Ms. Maria and let her know.


Some families practice the tradition of having an Advent wreath, but do you know you can make an Advent wreath with a bagel?

View Craft


Have fun making a bagel Advent wreath and send Ms. Maria a picture of it.

Catholic Updates

Celebrating Advent in Your Home by Kathryn A Schneider and Robert M. Hamma

Read Article

St Nicholas The Original Santa Claus by Kathleen M. Carroll

Read Article

Advent and Christmas Signs and Symbols – A Redemptorist Pastoral Publication

Read Article


Please share with Ms. Maria two things you learned from reading one or all of these articles.

Theme Videos

The Liturgical Calendar presented by Barbara and Maria.


Advent in 2 Minutes by Busted Halo

Advent Reflection by Catholic Central

What is Advent? Concordia Publishing House


Parents, what did your family learn about the Liturgical Calendar or the Season of Advent from watching one or all of these videos. Email Ms. Maria because she wants to know.

Saint Videos

St. Andrew’s feast day is on November 30th. He is known as the patron of fishermen, Scotland, and Russia.


St. Francis Xavier’s feast day is on December 3rd. He is the patron of missions.


Parents, what did you and your family learn about St Andrew and St Francis Xavier. Email Ms. Maria because she knows nothing about these saints.




Maria Giral
Associate Director of Faith Formation