“I am Jesus. I’m your friend and I love you. And I’m waiting for you to come to Mass!” Jesus loves children and wants to draw close to them during the Mass. In this beautifully illustrated book, Jesus “speaks” directly to children, explaining the Mass by linking the liturgy to scenes from the Gospels. Children will understand what’s happening when they go to Mass and why Jesus is so happy they are there. Illustrations of objects used at Mass, as well as several prayers for children, are also included. This book can be read before Mass to help prepare children for the celebration or brought to Mass so that children can follow each part of the liturgy. The goal is to help kids connect the actions of the Mass with Jesus’ gift of himself in the Eucharist.
|By:||Meghan (Austin, September 26, 2015)|
|Review:||This beautiful book has a page to explain each part of the Mass (procession, penitential act, profession of faith, etc.) with an illustration opposite. Each page has a Bible quote, a short summary of a corresponding Bible story, encouragement/explanation of how much Jesus loves each person, and a short prayer/reflection. In the back it has illustrations with definitions of sacred objects used at Mass and many common prayers like the Our Father and the Hail Mary. Appropriate for 1st-3rd grades.|