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Young Children and the New Roman Missal


Presentation for Catechists on how to instruct Catholic children on the changes in the Mass. …

Presentation for Catechists on how to instruct Catholic children on the changes in the Mass.

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  • 1. Joyce DonahueCatechetical Associate, Diocese of Joliet
  • 2. First: Prepare YourselfStudy the changesBe prepared to present them accuratelyChoose a positive attitude toward change
  • 3. How do you deal with change?
  • 4. Children and ChangeMay involve expressed emotionFears of instabilityNeed for trusted adult change- agent
  • 5. DifferencesPre-first communion – for most this is NOT about changePost-first communion they are not all in the same place
  • 6. Post-First CommunionUpset – if they regularly go to Mass and know their responsesClueless – probably seldom go to Mass – it’s no big deal to themDon’t Care – never go to Mass - this is irrelevant.
  • 7. Knowing the Mass Is a matter of Catholic Identity Missal is opportunity to deepen their understanding” + of the Mass + of the Eucharist + of the Universal Church and their role in it as members
  • 8. Where to startExplain what the Missal isTalk about what the “translation” isDescribe the Church – the universal Roman Catholic Church around the world
  • 9. What is the Missal?
  • 10. The Universal Church
  • 11. Learning “By Heart”RepetitionSongsWork sheets – word puzzles, etc
  • 12. The Changes Greeting Penitential Rite Gloria Creed Preface dialog “May the Lord accept…” “Lord, I am not worthy…” “Holy, Holy, Holy” Memorial Acclamations
  • 13. You are not in this alone…. Parents Your parish catechetical leader (DRE) Your parish liturgy/music minsters Your pastor The whole English-speaking Church