Journey to Christmas
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Prepare the Way
This is a busy time of year. Everything is focused on “getting ready.”
But we can be so focused on shopping and decorating and planning that we forget to get ourselves spiritually ready for the coming of Jesus.
That’s why we created a series to help you prepare for Christmas without feeling overwhelmed. Fr. Matthew Kauth (back by popular demand!) will be your weekly guide as we prepare for the coming of Christ.
A Flexible Advent Program
We know you don’t have a lot of time. That’s why this series is designed to work within your schedule—so you can stick with it throughout the liturgical season!
Here’s what you’ll get:
- A daily devotional email that includes Christmas novenas, Advent wreath prayers, a Spiritual Christmas Crib, and more! We compile all the devotions and send them to you each day—you decide which ones work best for you!
- A spiritual guidance video from Fr. Kauth delivered each Sunday during Advent. You don’t need to keep up with daily videos. Start each week strong with Fr. Kauth.
- Written reflections each Sunday that will help keep your focus on Jesus during this hectic season.
- Access to an exclusive Catholic Facebook community, who will journey with you and offer spiritual support.
- Mid-week video check-ins from Fr. Kauth offering encouragement and practical advice as you prepare for the coming of the Savior.
- BONUS: On each of the last seven days of Advent you’ll also receive a video recording of the O Antiphons sung by the St. Joseph Seminary schola!
Have Your Best Advent…and Christmas, Too!
This unique series is designed to give you a spiritually-rich Christmas season, helping you prepare well and keep your focus on Christ.
Keep your Sundays of Advent spiritually rewarding. Then continue throughout the week with our daily devotional emails and mid-week check-in videos.
Jesus is coming: get ready to adore the Newborn King!
When Does the Series Begin?
Journey to Christmas begins on the First Sunday of Advent and lasts until Christmas.
Each day we’ll send an email directly to your inbox with the devotionals for the day. We’ll also send you Written and Video Reflections each Sunday, plus a check-in video from Fr. Kauth each Wednesday. Your subscription gives you access for one year from the start date.
Father Matthew Kauth
Fr. Matthew Kauth is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, NC. After completing a Bachelor of Sacred Theology at The Catholic University of America, Fr. Kauth was ordained to the priesthood in 2000. He then served as a parochial vicar, administrator, and pastor for six years. During this time he gained popularity through his lectures with the Catholic Scripture Study International program. He was later sent to Rome to complete a license and doctorate in Moral Theology. After obtaining his doctorate in 2012, he was appointed chaplain of a diocesan high school while also teaching theology at Belmont Abbey College. In 2014 he spearheaded a commission to determine the feasibility of establishing a college seminary in the Charlotte Diocese in cooperation with Belmont Abbey. As a result, St. Joseph College Seminary was founded in 2016. Fr. Kauth became its first Rector, where he continues to serve today.
Genevieve Netherton, a native of Pennsylvania, was raised in a large Catholic family of nine children. She studied at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and received spiritual formation from the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration in Hanceville, Alabama. She is an editor, writer, and marketer for Good Catholic; a content writer for The Catholic Company; a blog contributor for Catholic Company Magazine; and a freelance manuscript editor for fiction, non-fiction, and collections of poetry. Her writing has been published by DKA Magazine, Humane Pursuits, and the acclaimed Catholic quarterly Dappled Things. She currently lives in California with her career-Navy husband.
Journey to Christmas
I thought the content was very good for the most part. I felt the weekly talks from Father were excellent. The daily meditations were excellent as well. The main criticism would be that the platform is clunky and detracts from the content. Halfway through the retreat, the platform lost track of my progress. I was still getting daily emails but each time I clicked on a link in the email. I needed to log in to the platform again. Once I logged in it was as if I had never been there before. I also thought the additional content (besides the talks and daily meditations) was decent but not great.
Hello, Kevin! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us solid feedback! We really appreciate it. In reply to your mention of the progress tracker, we apologize for the inconvenience, and are happy to explain: we replaced the old progress tracker with a new one to fix previous glitches, but this meant losing the recording of progress from the old tracker, which didn’t transfer. We did send a few emails in advance to give our subscribers a heads’ up that this would occur. Again, we are indeed sorry for the inconvenience, but will do our best to fix things conveniently for our subscribers in future! God bless!
I love to listen to all of Good Catholic every morning, reading as well. Thank you for being there for everyone.
This series has been fabulous…Much more than I expected (!) I am so happy I joined and I am grateful that you all put the time and effort into this. Absolutely a wonderful progam
Today’s post was perfect! …What a beautiful reminder that time is what we make of it, and we need to set time always for our Lord.
this series has made a big difference in my life!
I am absolutely loving the daily messages. They are short, easily digestive, and I’ve been reading up on the daily scriptures as well. This is such a great program for those with busy, busy lives, but still meaningful to keep Christ in our daily lives. Thank you for this. I’m so grateful to have found this.
I have tried to use Advent as a time of preparation , for a number of years. But as the nature of the season, hurriedly tried to do too much. I think I piled devotion upon devotion, never completing one. This year, I find a devotion that tells me that it is okay to do it when I have time or inclination within the day. I do love this.
Its a wonderful experience.
I love Fr. Kauth! Ive watched and listened to him in other series too. His voice and manner is so calming and spiritual. Ive been thinking about what he said in the video when he said God made us this way that we need sleep. He didnt have to but he did. Im going to watch the video again because Ive been pondering this thought.
Just finished listening to Fr. Kauth’s, Day One Reflection on the Journey to Christmas. It was captivating, thought provoking and comforting. Especially comforting in these unsettling times. Having issues with sleep, to the point that sometimes I think it might be over rated, I will begin to see sleep with a different view point.