On the Feast of St. Andrew

by | Dec 3, 2020 | Advent and Christmas, Christmas 2020, St. Andrew the Apostle | 4 comments


The beginning of Advent is always determined by St. Andrew’s Day. The Sunday nearest to his feast is always the First Sunday in Advent. If November 30th falls on a Monday through Wednesday, Advent begins the Sunday preceding his feast day, if it falls on Thursday through Saturday Advent begins the Sunday following.

The beautiful 2020 Advent Calendar pictured above can be found here.

This feast is a name-day (patron saint’s feast day) for one of our boys! This year he requested fish, broccoli and rice for dinner, with our St. Andrew Cupcakes, decorated with an X-shaped Cross and Fish, for dessert. 🧁🎣

After dinner and our family rosary it was (finally!) time to unwrap another book from the Advent Book Basket. Our baby girls love this so much this year! Early yesterday morning I woke up to our three year old climbing into my bed and asking “Please can I open another present?!?”  They are going to be pros at unwrapping by the time Christmas arrives! 

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

Read more about our family’s traditions here:


  1. Noreen

    I love the little face that 'Joy' makes in the last picture ! SO CUTE! Praying for you and your family. God Bless!

    2020-12-03 19:41:18

  2. Jessica Gordon

    Her squinty smile!! We all love it so much. God bless you too and thank you for the prayers!

    2020-12-03 19:47:32

  3. Marion

    Grace and Joy are so adorable /so excited to open a book. God Bless Marion,Marilyn and Joan

    2020-12-03 20:30:11

  4. Debbie

    Very special name day for your son. His meal menu and dessert choices were perfect for Saint Andrew's Feast Day. Oh my ~~ such adorable little girls you have!! The excitement on Grace and Joy's dear faces opening the book package is precious! Love the girls jammies.

    2020-12-03 20:40:36


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