Sunday, May 17, 2009

Catholic Mass Activities (parts of Mass, what we do during Mass, etc.)



Mass




newadvent.org- Liturgy of the Mass

therealprsence.org- The Eucharist as Sacrifice and Sacrament: Mass and Liturgy

catholic-pages.com- Tour of the New Mass

catholicliturgy.com- The Parts of the Mass



Lessons:

We Learn About Mass Teaching Edition: Handbook for Teachers and Catechists- by Gerard Moore

thereligionteacher.com- Catholic Mass Reflection Questions

thereligionteacher.com- Hocus Pocus!: A New Roman Missal Lesson Plan

catholicmom.com- How to Get Teens to Participate in Mass by Jared Dees

thereligionteacher.com- “And With Your Spirit” Lesson Plan (New Roman Missal)

avemariapress.com- Transubstantiation Exercise

Celebrating the Mass Lesson Plans- Lesson plans for the new Missal that is to be implemented November 27, 2011. There are 22 lessons posted to help students learn the parts of the Mass. The lessons will provide catechists, teachers, or parents with activities, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc. to use with their students or child to learn what goes on during Mass and what they should do. These lessons are geared for students first grade on up.



Activities:

thereligionteacher.com- Catholic Mass Activities for Kids
There are so many fun ways to teach kids about the Catholic Mass. This collection of Catholic Mass activities should help you plan your next lesson about the mass or help prepare students for school or parishes masses throughout the year. Whether you are teaching students about the liturgy or specifically about the Eucharist, try some of these activities in your parish or school classrooms.

Liturgical Objects Used in Mass- Activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, worksheets, etc.

blestarewe.com- Together at Mass
Make a booklet about Mass.

blestarewe.com- Parts of the Mass
Booklet that you fill out and color.

Preparing to Receive Holy Communion- Choose the correct word or words to complete the sentences. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 20).

Receiving Holy Communion: A Practice Session- To prepare to receive First Holy Communion. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 21 and 22).

Prayers in the Holy Liturgy- In this exercise, there are three columns. On the left is a phrase from one of the prayers in the Mass. In the center, you care to write the name of the prayer or specific part of the Mass from which the phrase comes. You may refer to a missalette to find the phrase. Ten on the right, identify the prayer form of which the given phrase is an example. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 72).



Coloring:

catholicfaitheducation.blogspot.com- Coloring Book of the Mass
(This PDF document contains 12 coloring pages on the parts of the Mass.)

stursulaparish.org- The Mass (coloring book)



Crafts:

sadlierreligion.com- We Believe
Make a Mass Mobile- Grade 3, Chapter 17 (Pick the grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Look under Printable Activities and click on Chapters)




Games:

catholicatechist.org- The Parts of the Mass (Game 1 & Game 2)

*Be sure to change the cards to be in accordance to the new Roman Missal that is to be implemented on November 27, 2011.

Parts of the Mass (Game I & II), The Parts of the Mass (Silent Activity)- Game I: Using cards that are provided, the teacher reads a clue from one of the cards and the students who are in teams will try to identify which part of the Mass that the teacher is describing. Game II: Follow the same directions, but use a missalette. Silent Activity: Shuffle one set of the cards made for Game I and have the students sort the cards into proper order.


catholicteacherresources.com- Jeopardy Mass Game

Liturgical Objects Used in Mass- Several games posted

Who am I? (file folder games & card game)- scroll down to these

Liturgy of the Word Sequence Card Game- For 2 to 4 players print out at least 2 copies of each page (for more players print more copies). Shuffle cards and the Dealer deals out 4 cards to each player. Dealer puts cards down in the middle of the table, turns over the top card, and places it beside the deck. From the cards in his hand the Dealer must place the next card in the sequence of the Liturgy of the Word on top of the card facing up. If he does not have the proper card, he must draw a card from the deck. Play moves clockwise. If the deck runs out, play moves to the next player clockwise and game continues. The first player to run out of cards wins.

Participants & Liturgical Objects Used in Mass Board Game- The ultimate objective is to move all of your game pieces off of the board before your opponent does and to have the largest number of game pieces remaining in your possession. This game can be played individually or in teams.

Mass Review File Folder Game- The idea is to answer questions about Mass so you can trap one or more opponents’ pieces between two of your pieces. Those opponents’ pieces then change color to become your pieces. The game ends when both you and your opponent cannot play another piece, or if every square on the board is filled, the game is over. You count up the number of black pieces and the number of white pieces and the winner is the one with the most pieces. Mass Review is for 2 players or 2 teams.



These games are free, however they are only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


People at Church Cards- Show each People at Church Cards to the students and have them identify the person(s) and what they do. (Altar Servers, Cantor, Choir, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeter/Usher, Lector, Musicians, Priest).

If the students need help:

*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word.

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the person(s) and say what they are called. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

Who are the boys and girls that help at Mass? (Altar Servers)

Who are the group of singers? (Choir)

Who is the person who sings solo (alone) and leads special parts of the Mass? (Cantor)

What do you call the people who play musical instruments? (Musicians)

Who helps the priest administer (give out) the Body and Blood of Christ? (Eucharistic Ministers)

Who reads the first and second readings? (Lector)

Who says hello and make us feel welcome in the church? Who guides us to our seats and helps collect our offerings? Who hands out the church bulletins? (Greeters/Ushers)

Who leads us to celebrate Mass? (Priest) What is his name? (Father _______)



The Holy Mass Game- Directions and questions.

The Holy Mass Game- Directions and questions. (This game is in accordance with the new Roman Missal that is to be implemented on November 27, 2011.)

Cube Signs- (To use with The Holy Mass Game). Print, cut out, and glue on die.


Actions Speak Louder Than Words Game- A fun review game about actions during Mass. (This game is in accordance with the new Roman Missal that is to be implemented on November 27, 2011.)



Puzzles:

blestarewe.com- Crossword



Worksheets:

The worksheets below are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Behavior In Mass- Draw a smile face next to the good things to do during Holy Mass. Draw a sad face next to the things not to do during Holy Mass.

Mass Etiquette Worksheet- Write True or False in the spaces provided.





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