Catholic Church launches digital advent calendar

Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched the 2021 interactive digital Advent Calendar, which will go live on this Sunday 28 November, the first Sunday of Advent.

Now in its eighth year, the calendar offers resources for the parish, school and for families which can be accessed behind a virtual door each day during the season of Advent.  

The content is aimed at assisting people of all ages to pray and reflect on how best we can keep Christ at the centre of our Christmas preparations.

Welcoming this year’s Advent Calendar Archbishop Eamon said,


“After another difficult year of living with the Covid-19 pandemic, the season of Advent arrives and offers us a new beginning and a promise of hope for better times. Our digital Advent calendar is a helpful resource on our ‘journey’ towards Christmas.  By clicking on a virtual door we are inviting people to take just five minutes for reflection so as to find moments of peace and to rediscover the true meaning of Advent and Christmas.  

Archbishop Martin added that since the outbreak of the pandemic the people of Ireland have endured testing times with courage, resilience, and compassion. 

For more on Christmas events, click here.