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.
To help me come up with lessons that are in accordance with the new Missal I used:
usccb.org- Chapter II: The Structure of the Mass, Its Elements, and Its Parts
usccb.org- Order of Mass
I tried my best to do lessons that students will understand what they are to do in Mass and hopefully they will enjoy them as well. I needed something for my students and I thought I would share with others what we will be doing. I hope your students and children at home will like the lessons that I posted.
Entering the Church
Lord, Have Mercy (Kyrie Eleison)
Liturgy of the Word Sequence
Profession of Faith
General Intercessions (Prayer of the Faithful)
Preparation, Prayer, Dialogue
Holy, Holy, Holy
Mystery of Faith
The Great Amen
The Lord’s Prayer
Sign of Peace
Lamb of God
Final Blessing & Concluding Rite