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The Season of Advent 

Welcome to the Advent edition of Tūmanako! This month we have lots of articles and resources to help you prepare for Christmas.
We have also included details of the upcoming Oceania Preparatory Event, to be held online this coming weekend (Nov 28 - 30). This event is free to attend but registration is essential - see below for details.

Our Ocean Home | Online Synod Event for Oceania

Experience a synodal process of storytelling, reflection, practical theology and dialogue in preparation for the 2023 Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO) General Assembly.

In the spirit of the synodal process, this event is open to all. It is also being offered in multiple languages.
For more information and to register, click here.
Click here for more info

Advent traditions for your whānau

The Tūmanako team have put together some simple ideas for celebrating Advent with your whānau.

View them here

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 1

Jesse Trees are an old Advent tradition, used to tell the story of the Bible. Check out this video designed to help families prepare for the celebration of Jesus' birth.
Watch video here

Dowloadable Advent calendar from WelCom

Each year WelCom produces a printable, black and white calendar for children to colour in each day during Advent.

Download it here

Prophecies + Prayers + Poems | A Reflection from Bishop Peter Cullinane

In this homily from 2018, Bishop Peter reflection on the beauty of 'looking forward' during Advent.

Read it here

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