Prepare Your Heart for Christmas.

Christmas is coming.

We call it the most wonderful time of the year...and the busiest time of the year. In fact, when Christmas is around the corner, we have less time than ever to do the things we want. We have to prepare the house, accomplish a massive amount of shopping, and prepare to travel or to host our loved ones. Of course everyone is stressed! How can we not be? Christmas seems more commercialized and more secularized every year. At the same time, we know deep down that we ought to take a step back from all the busyness and prepare our hearts for Christmas Day. But even when we try to focus on Christ, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Yes, we want a great Christmas. We want a Christmas that isn’t so rushed. We want the joy that only Emmanuel can bring. But how can we do everything we need to do, and still have a holy, peace-filled Christmas?

Advent first. Christmas second.

There is an answer, and it’s this: if you want a great Christmas, you need to have a great Advent first. Advent is crucial because it reminds us of the ultimate purpose of Christmas. It helps us prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus Christ, so that we’re spiritually ready to celebrate, not just ready because we’ve wrapped all the gifts and baked all the cookies and hung all the lights.

But what does it mean to celebrate Advent? How can you, a busy Catholic, work it into your own schedule? You can do so with our new digital series Good Catholic, Great Advent.

Why join this series?

Good Catholic, Great Advent is a 22-day devotional series that begins on the first Sunday of Advent. It provides daily articles, videos, and reflections that can be completed in about 15 minutes a day. It fills in the gaps between the Sundays of Advent and gives you a road to Christmas that makes room for Jesus. You will be taken on a journey that helps you live Advent to the full, and not only that—you will discover beautiful truths that prepare you for Christmas Mass and the celebrations that follow. This is an Advent journey that’s doable, accessible, and flexible enough for a busy schedule.

Instead of finding yourself exhausted and overwhelmed on Christmas Eve, saying, “I’m not ready!” Good Catholic, Great Advent will enable you to say, “I am spiritually ready for Christmas this year.”

When does the series begin?

The Great Advent series begins on December 2nd, the first Sunday of Advent, and concludes on December 23rd, the 4th Sunday of Advent. For each of the 22 days of this series you will receive an email linking you to new daily content posted right here at Don’t wait! Subscribe today.

Prayerful preparation.
Peaceful preparation.
A holy Advent leads to a joyful Christmas.

What You Will Get

When you subscribe, you’ll receive access to the Great Advent series for one full year, which includes:


22 articles for the Advent season


Insightful video commentary on Advent with a Catholic priest


Discussions with other Good Catholic subscribers

How To Purchase

    After you subscribe to this series, and continuing for the following 22 days, you will receive an email linking you to new daily content to read and watch at You will be able to repeat the series as often as you choose for a full year after your subscribe date.

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