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The Catechism in a Year

Join us in 2023 as we journey together as a parish community with “The Catechism in a Year” podcast.

What is “The Catechism in a Year” podcast?

To learn more about “The Catechism in a Year” and what our parish will be doing, please visit Catechism in a Year.

Advent Resources

Are you looking for ways to journey through Advent that will prepare you for Christmas? In year’s past, have you wound up at Christmas and wondered where in the world Advent has gone? Here are some resources to help you with your journey through Advent this year.

Advent Family Prayer           
God of Love,
Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us.
He is a sign of your love.
Help us walk in that love during the weeks of Advent,
As we wait and prepare for his coming.
We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior.

Blessing of the Advent Wreath
Advent Activities, Customs & Traditions
Prayers for Advent – Advent & Christmas Season
USCCB Advent Resources (United States Council of Catholic Bishops)
Blessing the Family Christmas Tree
Best Advent Ever – link to sign up for a daily Advent email from Dynamic Catholic

FORMED Pick of the Week – Automatic Weekly Update

Journey through the Liturgical Year with FORMED Pick of the Week. These are specific videos, podcasts and/or articles related to the season of the Church year. You’ll find this week’s pick below. Just click “Watch”.

If you’ve never signed in to FORMED before, there are 3 easy steps for parishioners to Sign Up on FORMED:

    1. Visit
    2. Enter our parish name (St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills IL)
    3. Enter your name and email