Children, How do we prepare for Christmas? Advent is that time in the church which tells us that Jesus is coming so prepare.
This Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent.
In the Gospel, Mark 1:1-8, we hear about John the Baptist preparing people for the coming of Jesus. John baptised people in the river Jordan as he wanted them to change their ways, to reject sin and turn towards God.
How do we prepare during Advent?
We put up a Christmas tree and decorate it. We buy presents for other people and we wrap them up.This week, children in key stage 2 have prepared for Christmas by joining Fr Marcin in a penitential service, when, through the sacrament of reconciliation, they confessed their sins to God and said sorry for all the things that they’ve done wrong. They have opened their hearts to God to welcome Him into their lives as they look forward to His birth at Christmas.
Closing prayer: God of truth, help us to prepare for the coming of your Son and to share the message of your love with others. Amen.