Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Celebrating the Mass Lessons

The celebration of Mass is a hard concept for younger students to understand and with the new Roman Missal being implemented on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011 makes it even harder. With that said I will attempt to produce various lessons 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. This will be geared for students first grade on up.

*These lessons can also be used to supplement any curriculum that you already use. I plan on using these lessons as part of my curriculum. Since our CCD classroom time is rather long at our church (one hour and fifteen minutes) I will use one lesson from Celebrating the Mass each week then continue with a Bible story lesson.

Wish me luck on this endeavor. I am sure going to need it. Please take in consideration that I am just a Mom and I'm providing these lessons to the best of my abilities. I will try to make them as accurate as possible, but I know I will make a few mistakes and it was not intentional.

*Lesson #1 will be posted on Friday. There will be 22 lessons in all.


The Fischer Family said...

Hi! I'm an avid follower of your blog but I don't comment very often. My husband is the CRE in our Parish and I teach 8th grade. I am so excited about this series of lessons. It will be great to use with my 8th graders since they really need to be participating fully in the Mass now! Thanks for all of your hard work! Our catechists love your website!

Amazing_Grace said...

The Fischer Family-
Thank you for your kinds words. It means a lot to me that people enjoy my blog. :)

I hope your students will like the lessons that I will post. At first I wasn't too happy about the new missal, but after doing the lessons it really isn't so bad and I'm adjusting. LOL!

Kathy at HomeSpun Whimsies said...

Awesome! I can't wait!! I'll be following along each week and doing this at home with my son!! I'm also forwarding the link to our DRE and some of the CCD teachers that I know! Thank you so much for this, you are such a blessing!!! ~ Kathy

Susan said...

Thank you for doing this, I'm looking forward to seeing the first lesson:0)

Amazing_Grace said...

To all-
I will try my best to do lessons that the students will understand what they are to do in Mass and they will enjoy them as well. I needed something for my students and I thought I would share what we will be doing. :)

June said...

Thank you very much for your blog! I was baptized Catholic, but that was it. I went through the RICA program in order for my hubby & I to receive the Sacrament of Marriage. Fast forward to now and we have four children and I volunteered to teach 1st grade CCD! To say that I feel lost and unqualified at times to teach the faith is an understatement!! I have gotten a LOT of ideas and helps from your blog for my class and for my home. Thank you VERY much in helping me to grow in the faith along with my kids.

Amazing_Grace said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. I also feel inadequate and totally unqualified to teach CCD as well. I have been teaching 1st grade CCD for 13 years now and I still feel overwhelmed at times and incompetent. I am constantly learning new things and I hope my students are learning about the Catholic Church to their fullest potential.

I have just been posting activities on my blog that I found interesting and thought others might need, but I know there is something else that I’m missing that you could use. I might be able to find what you need or even make it. Just leave a comment and I will try my best. :)

Amazing_Grace said...

Please post what you do with your class and at home on your blog. We would love to see what you do and get ideas from you as well. :)