2016 Advent Calendar: Day 31 minute read


Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said:

‘My soul glorifies the Lord

and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

for he has been mindful

of the humble state of his servant.

From now on all generations will call me blessed,

for the Mighty One has done great things for me—

holy is his name.

His mercy extends to those who fear him,

from generation to generation.

He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;

he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.

He has brought down rulers from their thrones

but has lifted up the humble.

He has filled the hungry with good things

but has sent the rich away empty.

He has helped his servant Israel,

remembering to be merciful

to Abraham and his descendants forever,

even as he said to our fathers.’

Day 3: Christmas Around The World – Malta

  • Merry Christmas = Il-Milied it-Tajjeb (eel mileed ittayyeb)
  • Do you know who preaches the sermon at Midnight Mass instead of the priest on Christmas Eve in Malta? It is a child aged between 7 and 10 years old.  The child will be chosen from the altar servers months in advance and has to learn the 15 minute speech off by heart. Once they have finished their sermon they are given a gift by the parish priest which is usually a statue of the baby Jesus lying in a manger.

Weekend Festive Photo Hunt Challenge 1

Can you find and take photos of:

  • a Christmas tree
  • a manger
  • an elf
  • Santa Claus
  • a wreath
  • Christmas house lights
  • a sleigh
  • a wrapped present

Please be careful to leave everything exactly as you found it. No need to touch!

Send us your Festive Photo Hunt pictures!

The answer to Day 2’s Numbers In Words 1:


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