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CHRISTMAS 2016

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). 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.

Training for festival teams —- Shrewsbury, MA on Aug 20. See Brochure.

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DSCF7423Plan 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.

P1040479 copyLearn about offering a parish Christmas Carol Festival  and its FIVE month process. Read a Zenit Article. Or watch videos about several different festivals.

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 VIDEOWorld War I –Silent Night