Christmas Carols can be tools for sharing faith. In 2015, singing carols together drew thousands into communities of faith, hope and joy. Download free Christmas Song Sheet (no permission needed). Can be used at private family gatherings, at organizational parties, of at parish events. If used for outreach in your parish, then find friends who would like to help others sing their way back to Bethlehem during early December.
PREPARATIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL SHOULD BEGIN IN JULY.
Festival Listing for 2017
For more suggestions:
Plan for a Three Kings celebration that asks how many people come through your door each week? Is it just you and members of your household? Do you welcome friends, guests, strangers. Would you let these three in? For more about welcoming the three wise men and about the blessing of doorways read here.
Learn the RATIONALE behind the Festival that can also be used with an Ash Wednesday Service, Novena, etc. by downloading Inactive Catholic Outreach Projects
Learn about ways to encourage faith and Advent Fire through a VIDEO about bringing CHRISTMAS SYMBOLS TO LIFE
Review a BRITISH CHRISTMAS VIDEO —World War I –Silent Night