Advent Activity Guide
- WEEK 4 -

Our hearts should leap for joy knowing that Jesus Christ is near

In this Sunday’s Gospel Reading, we hear about Mary’s visit to Elizabeth. As Elizabeth sings praise to Mary and her child, we are reminded that we all have an important role in helping others recognize the blessings in their lives.

Advent is nearing an end, but we still have the rest of the liturgical year to praise God by serving and caring for each other.

Verse to Memorize

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

Luke 1:42

Fundraising Activity

Transform Lives: Christmas Cookbook

This is a real family activity, as each child brings in mom or dad’s favorite holiday recipe! Compile the recipes and write a short introduction highlighting that all proceeds from cookbook sales will go toward building safe homes in Guatemala.

Encourage fellow parishioners to donate the printing costs. Be creative! Let the children add their own design ideas, and then sell for around $5 each.


Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2022, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.

Poverty Fact and Prayer

One in eight people worldwide lives in slums.* A safe home transformed Carmen and Marcela’s lives. With your help, children can be a blessing for families in need!

*Source: United Nations, 2021

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy.

*From the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi