Advent 2021: Prepare Ye!


Parish Pastoral Services Liaison
Denise Barnes
573-635-9127, ext. 246

Administrative Assistant
Tracy Oswald
573-635-9127, ext. 251

Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center
2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914

Join Us This Advent

Join Catholics throughout the 38 counties of the Diocese of Jefferson City in small group faith sharing this Advent.

Prepare Ye is a four-week, small group program created exclusively for our diocese, based on the Sunday Scripture readings for Advent 2021. Available in English and Spanish, the series follows the format of traditional Advent small group programs, so familiar and dear to our parishioners, encouraging Catholics to reflect on the themes of Advent and grow more deeply in their faith.

A family-friendly version allows domestic churches with young ones to participate, too!

How to Participate

If you are already a member of a small faith-sharing group,  you can use Prepare Ye during your already scheduled sessions. No need to plan additional gatherings. 

If you are not a member of a small faith-sharing group, contact your parish office to join groups being formed.

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to come to sessions, please consider using the program alone or with other members of your household. It is adaptable to families with young children.


For ease of use, the Advent 2021 small group booklet, Prepare Ye, may be downloaded at no charge. The digital booklets are available for download and may be reprinted by any individual in the Diocese of Jefferson City. 

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