The Plan of God. The Propers of All Saints Day. The Complete Missal The Propers of the Mass. Analyzing Parables with Maxims. The Vertical Liturgical Calendar. The Parousia. The Propers of Christmas. The Complete Missal.
As we approached Thanksgiving, the children took time to thank God for many of His beautiful gifts. Below is a collection of the "litany of thanks" they lifted up during prayer... Level I, 3-6 year olds: - The Light - Mary and the Saints - Popes and Bishops - Jesus - God - Grandmas and Grandpas - Moms and Dads - Aunts and Uncles -
In the past few weeks there have been many "History of the Kingdom of God" materials in use. In addition, the children have had opportunities to list what they think about when they hear that phrase. The following is the brainstorming they were able to do after which they identified each statement as belonging to the moments of Creation (C),
After the candles were lit at the Model Altar, a 3-year-old said... - “I want to go to the Church.” After restoring her work, she immediately re-set the Altar. Again, when the candles were lit, she said... - "I want to go to the Church." The following week the same response followed the lighting of candles at the Model Altar. - "I want to go
The Gestures Altar is a favorite material in the Level I and II Atria. Pondering the idea that gestures/movements have meaning, looking at one moment of the Mass in isolation, and linking individual prayers together to see the beauty and unity of the Mass all seem to factor into the children's love of this station. Several years ago the 9-12 year
One of the biggest challenges in offering the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in a parish or school has to do with providing enough time in the Atrium. At The Way of the Shepherd the elementary children have two hours a week in the Atrium but even that much time is rarely enough. Twice this past week children came and asked for more work time and