5 ways to lead your RCIA participants from the North Pole to Jesus Christ this Christmas

Have you ever heard anyone tell you that you weren’t supposed to do these things in Advent? I have heard all of them. I’ve even said a few of them in the past: Don’t sing Christmas carols before Dec. 24 Don’t get too busy; Advent is a time of reflection Don’t go to the mall (or … [Read more...]

Simbang Gabi: How to put stars in the eyes of your RCIA participants this Advent

Have you ever walked a road at night with your path lit only by starlight? In the barrios of the Philippines, stars are the lamps that guide the nighttime traveler. During the Advent and Christmas seasons, one will find parols (star lanterns) hanging from windows. Bamboo sticks and rice paper form a … [Read more...]