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Coaching Parents for Advent Pastoral Planning Guide and Handouts

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Pastoral Planning Guide and Handouts
Coaching Parents for Advent
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Use this nine-page eResource planning guide to help you coach parents to pass on their faith at this special time of year.

Plus, get our free two-page reproducible "Using Your Advent Wreath" parent handout!

The planning guide includes:

  • Thoughts on the opportunities for coaching parents this season.
  • Tips on the parish's role.
  • Detailed guidelines for hosting an Advent Wreath-Making party at your parish or school.
This is a downloadable, reproducible product sold with a lifetime parish or school license. Please read the full license terms below.

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This reproducible eResource is sold with a lifetime license for use within a parish, school, or diocesan office. You are allowed to make unlimited copies for use within your own community. You may also email these to members of your team or participants in your program. If you serve more than one parish or school, each should purchase its own license. You may not post our eResources to any web site without explicit permission to do so. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for cooperating with our honor system regarding our product licenses.

Format: eResource
Product code: PC301
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 9 pages
The Pastoral Center
Written by Paul Canavese


Paul Canavese serves as director of The Pastoral Center (, author, frequent conference speaker, and pastoral consultant. He has his MTS from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley. He directs (focused on coaching parents) and ("intentional daily life Catholicism"). He has served in a wide range of parish ministries, most recently as a pastoral consultant at Corpus Christi Parish in Piedmont, CA. Paul also has 20 years of experience in software development and management with technology startups and social media. Along with his wife Ann, two daughters, and seven chickens, he lives in Alameda, CA, where they operate a mini-urban farm and looks for creative ways to build community in their neighborhood.

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