Advent

 Advent begins on Sunday, 03 December 2017 and continues until 24 December 2017

Advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming.” Jesus is coming, and Advent is intended to be a season of preparation for His arrival. While we typically regard Advent as a joyous season, it is also intended to be a period of preparation, much like Lent. Prayer, penance and fasting are appropriate during this season. This period lasts for 24 days.