Advent and Christmas prayer booklets for 2,000 children and teens
Christmas is not mainly about giving presents of course, but rather, about celebrating the birth of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God came into this world as a little child to lead us to salvation. In order to strengthen and deepen this awareness and faith, the apostolic vicariate of Zamora in southeastern Ecuador is planning to give 2,000 children a little booklet each.
All of these include prayers and Bible readings relating to the Advent and Christmas seasons as a way to more deeply experience the season of Advent, the time of expectation, and prepare spiritually for the feast of Jesus’ birth.
It is very important for the Church to support and strengthen Catholic children in their personal faith, in a context of great social changes where the symbols and religious content are disappearing – and in the controversy – from public spaces.
These little Christmas booklets intend to do just that! By supporting the growth of God’s love in their hearts. Then they will be able to come to the Manger at Christmas and adore the newborn Messiah, the Christ Child, together with the shepherds and the Wise Men from the East, and bring Him their love.
We want to help with a contribution of $5,299 so that these 2,000 children may be given these prayer books, which will then, we hope, accompany them throughout their lives.
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