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.
throughout the text, children are presented with questions that will draw them
into participation in the Mass and help them develop a Eucharistic
Hardcover - 7" x 8 3/4" - 48 pages.
Written by Betsy Puntel & Hannah Roberts
by Debra Bandelin & Bob Dacey
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."