Young Children and the New Roman Missal

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

Video at slide 10 is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_YwOYi6vf4

Video at slide 11 is http://vimeo.com/25418061

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Young Children and the New Roman Missal

  1. 1. Joyce DonahueCatechetical Associate, Diocese of Joliet
  2. 2. First: Prepare YourselfStudy the changesBe prepared to present them accuratelyChoose a positive attitude toward change
  3. 3. How do you deal with change?
  4. 4. Children and ChangeMay involve expressed emotionFears of instabilityNeed for trusted adult change- agent
  5. 5. DifferencesPre-first communion – for most this is NOT about changePost-first communion they are not all in the same place
  6. 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. 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. 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. 9. What is the Missal?
  10. 10. The Universal Church
  11. 11. Learning “By Heart”RepetitionSongsWork sheets – word puzzles, etc
  12. 12. The Changes Greeting Penitential Rite Gloria Creed Preface dialog “May the Lord accept…” “Lord, I am not worthy…” “Holy, Holy, Holy” Memorial Acclamations http://old.usccb.org/romanmissal/samples-people.shtml
  13. 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

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