Archdiocese of Washington Launches Annual Advent Initiative

December 02, 2013

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – In conjunction with the beginning of Advent, which started Dec. 1, 2013, the Archdiocese of Washington has launched its annual “Find the Perfect Gift/Regalo Perfecto” initiative, which encourages individuals to share the joy of knowing Jesus and the difference he makes in their lives.

In the Catholic Church, Advent is the period of preparation before Christmas, the birth day of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The archdiocese is using television and radio commercials as well as a social media campaign that includes Twitter parties and video testimonies to encourage people to visit the interactive websites for Find the Perfect Gift,, and Regalo Perfecto, The television commercial can be viewed at

At the websites for Find the Perfect Gift/Regalo Perfecto, users can discover ways to donate their time and resources, find daily reflections and invite others to share in the joy of the season. There is also a list of events around the archdiocese that are open to anyone wanting to celebrate the season with sacred music, prayer and service.

More information about the Find the Perfect Gift/Regalo Perfecto initiative is available at, and in Spanish at Interactive feedback can also be found on Twitter at #PerfectGift.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 620,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 96 Catholic schools, located in Washington, DC, and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

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