One of the best
liturgical-catechetical Mass books for young children. The writers have done an
exceptional job of presenting the rituals of the Mass in a way that will engage
children and enable them to reflect at their own level on the meaning of the
parts of the Mass.
Also throughout the text, children are presented with
questions that will draw them into participation in the Mass and help them
develop a Eucharistic spirituality.
Specifications: Hardcover, 6 3/4 x 8 1/2, 64 pages.
Illustrated by Debra
Bandelin & Bob Dacey.
"This little book is
a treasure for young children and their parents. The celebration of Mass
unfolds in a simple and engaging way, to deepen faith and shape understanding,
to provide for greater participation and to behold God’s love for us in Jesus.
Betsy Puntel and Hannah Roberts, with A Child’s Book of the Mass, place in the
hands of parents an excellent guide to give their children a lasting love for
the Sunday Eucharist."
Reverend Gerald Dennis Gill
Director, Office for Divine Worship
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
"A Child's Book of the Mass is the sort of at home catechesis that helps
parents assume the responsibility they accepted at their children's Baptism. It
is clearly written and well illustrated. The questions given for the children
are well designed to invite and encourage their participation and also give
them a sense of accomplished learning. The language is not childish and
communicates a sense of the seriousness of the topic. It's the sort of book
that one could imagine becoming part of a child's Saturday night bedtime."