Gingerbread Jesse Tree Cookies

By |2017-10-25T04:51:24+10:00March 15th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Make your family Jesse Tree even more appetising by creating edible ornaments! This is great fun for kids and is also perfect for morning teas after Mass on Sundays during Advent or as a special Christmas gift. Materials: A favourite gingerbread recipe, or try this one we found from taste.com Royal Icing. If you have never made this before, check out

Jesse ‘Tea’ Party

By |2017-09-06T06:09:44+10:00March 14th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Why not host a tea party with an Advent flavour? Serve Gingerbread cookies with Jesse Tree symbols, or draw inspiration from the following ideas: Adam’s Apple- cut apples into thin ‘chips’ Noah’s Ark- remove the flesh of 1/2 a watermelon, fill it with watermelon balls Abraham’s Star- use star fruit Isaac’s Bundle of Sticks- use

The Jesse Tree

By |2017-09-06T06:09:11+10:00March 12th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Get into the spirit of Advent with your family with this guide to Jesus’ Family Tree. Contemplating God’s Family & Ours Children learn about love from being loved, and for most of us that love comes from our families. We develop our sense of identity, purpose, security and belonging largely from our families. It’s no different

The Jesse Tree Prayer

By |2019-09-30T10:40:31+10:00July 16th, 2012|Categories: Activities, Advent & Christmas, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Preparation: Jesse  Tree branches or banner. One (or more) Jesse Tree symbols ready. Scripture story ready. Download Scripture Stories Jesse Tree Prayer [Make the Sign of the Cross] [Light your Prayer Candle] [Sing a song of praise or say together:] Lord God, Our hearts long for your coming. We wait to joyfully welcome you. Amen.

Making Your Own Jesse Tree

By |2019-09-30T10:41:09+10:00July 16th, 2012|Categories: Activities, Advent & Christmas, Craft|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Beginning a new Advent Tradition in your family could not be simpler. A Jesse Tree is a simple ritual that comes with a prayer (see this article) that takes a few minutes. Prepare your family for the joy of Christmas whilst introducing them to the many extraordinary men and women of the Hebrew Scriptures. For

The Spiritual Ancestors of Jesus

By |2017-09-06T02:15:13+10:00June 18th, 2012|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A constellation of traditions exist to mark the miraculous event of Christmas: God becomes man in the person of Jesus Christ. The Jesse Tree is one such tradition. It’s the perfect complement to the great ‘Season of Saints’ in early November where we celebrate the spiritual descendants of Jesus (All Saints and All Souls

Advent Joy

By |2017-09-06T02:12:20+10:00June 18th, 2012|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Advent means ‘coming’. In the Church calendar this is the four week period before Christmas, the feast which marks Jesus’ coming into the world as a new born baby. Purple is the liturgical colour for this season reminding us that this period of joyful anticipation, is also a time for us to reflect on our lives and repent of any attitude,