[EDITOR'S NOTE: The day and time for our new Advent webinar has changed since this story was first published. Please see the new date and time below.]

The Yeshua Institute offers two webinars to help you make the most of Advent.

“All About Advent and How You Can Make it Work for You” will be presented live on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. Central Time.

Msgr. Michael Tierney, a retired priest with extensive pastoral and teaching experience, will discuss the history of Advent – how it began and how it developed over the centuries – and also offer a list of practical ways we can celebrate and grow from it.

Among other things, Msgr. Mike will talk about:

  • Advent wreaths;
  • Advent calendars;
  • St. Nicholas Day;
  • the Jesse Tree;
  • Posadas;
  • Simbong Gabi;
  • Advent music; and
  • family reflections and events to help youngsters appreciate the real meaning of Christmas.

To view this webinar, register here. If the date or time is not convenient, register anyway and we’ll send you a link to watch it later at your convenience.

“O Come Divine Messiah --  Advent Traditions to Prepare Your Family for Christmas” is available on demand from our archives. Taped a year ago, people can watch this webinar anytime at their convenience by clicking here.

This webinar features three active Catholic parents:

  • Erin McLevige, mother of four girls ages 5 through 12. Erin, who has a BA in education and a MA in early child development, is also a catechist. She taught in Phoenix, AZ, and lived in Cincinnati, OH, before she and her husband moved to Westlake Village in northern Illinois.
  • Lisa Bald, mother of three sons, two in college and one in high school. She has homeschooled all of her sons through high school. An educator for over 25 years, Lisa has a doctorate in curriculum, instruction and assessment. She also serves as webinar producer for the Yeshua Institute. She recently moved from Maine to New Hampshire, where she has started a parish women’s ministry and is active in Bible study.
  • Owen Phelps, father of five grown children and 17 grandchildren. Owen, who has a doctorate in administration/management and is a Master Catechist in the Rockford Diocese, is Director of the Yeshua Institute. He lives in northern Illinois for part of the year and in northern Wisconsin for part of the year, where he serves as chair of his parish council.