As your family prepares to celebrate the mystery of Christmas, the season of Advent invites you into a time when we are all on the journey toward Bethlehem. But who will show us the way? Each week in this family guide through Advent, we will take our directions on the way from the different people we meet along the journey. Traditionally, during the first week of Advent we remember the prophets who lived a long, long time ago and listened to God and spoke God’s Word. The prophets of old show us that the way to Bethlehem is by listening. During the second week of Advent we remember the Holy Family, who, against all odds, trusted the message from God and risked everything to be part of God’s plan of salvation for the world. They show us the way to Bethlehem is by trusting. Who will we meet on the third week of our journey? …and the fourth? The beauty of this guide is that it not only follows the journey up to Christmas, it also continues to guide your family through the traditional twelve days of Christmas and ends with the remembrance and the indwelling light of Epiphany.