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RE: explaining the Mass to children
Question from C.M. on 3/4/2010:

Seton Home Study School - a Catholic homeschooling curriculum - has some excellent materials on teaching children about the Mass. I should know, I graduated from them. Their site: www.setonhome.org or maybe try: www.setonbooks.com In any case, look for their curriculum stuff.

Another great resource is "The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd." It has, not only a very good presentation of the Mass but also a mini-Mass kit as well (and I mean mini-Mass kit, with all the works. A chalice, corporal, pall, altar candles, altar cloth, everything. Emphasis on THE WORKS :D ). Where to find it, I'm not sure since my mom is the one who bought it, but I'm sure you could Google it or something. I used it when I was 13 to help teach a kindergarten religious education class. Not sure if anything stuck but their parents did tell me about how much their kids enjoyed my class and that they also enjoyed actually being able to see up close kid-sized-from-the-church objects.

Mother:"Excuse me my son was talking about monsters in your class?..." Me thinking: whaaa?.... Me:"Oh! He must have meant the Monstrance."

Happy Teaching, Catherine

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 3/17/2010:

Dear CM,

Thank you for the information and the account of your experience. I think the things that most impresses little kids is when they see their parents especially and old people who take their faith seriously enough to teach them. The big point in the religious education of the young is that their parents are serious about religion. My father and mother were quite serious. So I took religion quite seriously. If parent are not that serious about religion, other teachers are going to have a hard time making up for that. It's a good sign that your kids liked your lessons. You must have showed that you really believed in the content you were teaching.

Dr. Geraghty

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