Are you involved with a school or a group of young people?

The word “Advent” means coming and the Advent season is traditionally a time of year to reflect on what lies ahead for us all.

Uaing CAFOD’s Interactive Advent Calender for Secondary Schools, join us with your class as we reflect on the story of Surenthiran, from Sri Lanka. Each day has two slides including a reflection, prayer and action – perfect for daily registration time.

This year’s Advent calendar is based on the Jesse Tree.

Have you ever seen a family tree?

In ancient times, when few people could read, the ancestors of Christ were sometimes shown as part of a ‘Jesse Tree’, named after the father of King David in the Old Testament. During Advent, the Jesse Tree reminds us of Biblical characters and events that prepared God’s people for the birth of Jesus.

Surenthiran lives in Aayithiyamali village, in a house newly built by EHED, a CAFOD partner in Sri Lanka. She and her husband live with one of their four children and five grandchildren. This Advent we will journey with her.

Join us as we use the Jesse Tree this Advent to pray for our partners around the world, and in particular to reflect on Surenthiran’s inspiring story. Download the Advent Calender for Secondary Schools here.

CAFOD also have an Advent Calender for Primary Schools. This fun interactive advent calendar is the perfect way to start the day throughout December. Children can click on the numbers for Christmas craft activities, prayerful reflections and to learn about the lives of some of the people CAFOD works with.

Download the Advent Calender for Primary Schools here.


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