The National Catholic Register’s 2011 Advent Guides
I enjoy receiving our printed copy of the National Catholic Register this time of the year for the clip out, photocopy, and pass-on Advent guides. Previous years’ clip-outs still remain in my prayer journal, and I refer to them often (e.g., the How (and Why) of Daily Prayer and Praying the Rosary).
This Advent the National Catholic Register challenges each reader to invite someone back to Mass, and they have provided a helpful guide titled How (and Why) to Return to Sunday Mass to give to your invited guests. As stated on the guide, “All that is needed to save some souls is for someone to show courage and reach out.”
This Register also challenges each reader to go to confession and recommend it to at least one other person. Again, a helpful How (and Why) guide is provided to help with preparing for and participating in the sacrament. As Pope Benedict XVI said: “The renewal of the Church . . . depends on the renewal of the sacrament of penance.”
The guides are designed to be passed on and reprinted — so have it! PDF copies are available by clicking on each picture (you will be redirected to NCRegister.com).