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2017 Advent and Christmas Reflections

CHA's Advent Reflections Now Available
The 2017 Advent and Christmas reflection series was authored by Brian Yanofchick, who served as senior vice president of mission integration for KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, from August 2012 until June 2017. Prior to joining KentuckyOne, he served as senior director for mission integration and leadership development with the Catholic Health Association of the United States in St. Louis beginning in 2006. Before joining CHA, he held executive/senior level roles with Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System in Suffolk, Va., and Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk, Va., from 1997-2006. He holds a bachelor's degree in government from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., a master's degree in theology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a master's degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

Sunday, Dec. 3, marks the beginning of the liturgical year and the season of Advent. To help Catholic health care organizations celebrate this important time, CHA has produced a reflection for each week of Advent as well as a Christmas reflection. We hope they are sources of comfort, joy and inspiration to be shared with others in your ministry.

How can they be shared?

Here are ways others have shared these resources with their communities:

  • Distributing through your social media channels.
  • Including the videos as part of the looping videos that show on monitors in public spaces
  • Posting to the intranet/staff portal.
  • Sharing via weekly emails.
  • Including on the intranet and as publicly-available resources.
  • Using in hardcopy and/or as an audio reflection at meetings.
  • Posting in hardcopy in break areas and other spots for availability to staff and volunteers.
2017 Advent

Reflection for the week of Dec. 3:

  • Hardcopy (.doc) (. pdf)
  • Podcast (3:18 .mp3)
  • Video (124MB .wmv)

Reflection for the week of Dec. 10:

  • Hardcopy (.doc) (.pdf
  • Podcast (3:04 .mp3)
  • Video (112MB .wmv)

Reflection for the week of Dec. 17:

  • Hardcopy (.doc) (.pdf
  • Podcast (4:06 .mp3)
  • Video (134MB .wmv)

Reflection for the week of Dec. 24:

  • Hardcopy (.doc) (.pdf
  • Podcast (4:01 .mp3)
  • Video (150MB .wmv)

Reflection for Christmas:

  • Hardcopy (.doc) (.pdf
  • Podcast (2:46 .mp3)
  • Video (130MB .wmv)

2016

For use the week of Nov. 27:

  • A Reflection for the First Week of Advent (.doc) (.pdf
  • Podcast — Week of Nov. 27 (2:46 .mp3)
  • Video — Week of Nov. 27 

For use the week of Dec. 4:

  • A Reflection for the Second Week of Advent (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Week of Dec. 4 (2:24 .mp3)
  • Video — Week of Dec. 4 

For use the week of Dec. 11:

  • A Reflection for the Third Week of Advent (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Week of Dec. 11 (3:10 .mp3)
  • Video — Week of Dec. 11 

For use the week of Dec. 18:

  • A Reflection for the Fourth Week of Advent (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Week of Dec. 18 (3:02 .mp3)
  • Video — Week of Dec. 18 

For Christmas:

  • A Reflection on Christmas (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Christmas (2:45 .mp3)
  • Video — Christmas

2015

For use the week of Nov. 29:

  • A Reflection for the First Week of Advent (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Week of Nov. 29 (2:26 .mp3)

For use the week of Dec. 6:

  • A Reflection for the Second Week of Advent (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Week of Dec. 6 (3:42 .mp3)

For use the week of Dec. 13:

  • A Reflection for the Third Week of Advent (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Week of Dec. 13 (2:51 .mp3)

For use the week of Dec. 20:

  • A Reflection for the Fourth Week of Advent (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Week of Dec. 20 (2:39 .mp3)

For Christmas:

  • A Reflection on Christmas (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Christmas (2:53 .mp3)

2014

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For Christmas:

  • A Reflection on Christmas (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Christmas (2:21 .mp3)

2013

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For Christmas:

  • A Reflection on Christmas (.doc) (.pdf)
  • Podcast — Christmas (2:57 .mp3)

2012

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For Christmas:

2011

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For Christmas:


2010

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For Christmas:


2009

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For Christmas:


2008

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