Children of the Light
Precatechumenate Sessions for Children and Families
Blessie La Scola
We, the Church, are to welcome and invite those children who have not yet been baptized, have come to an age of understanding, and are of catechetical age to be a part of the process of faith formation.
This manual encourages directors of faith formation and catechists to be creative and to draw on their own faith experiences as they prepare children to receive the sacraments of initiation through the RCIA as adapted for children.
The 25 sessions in this resource offer a variety of ways to explore each topic as part of a continuous and ongoing process, including gathering prayers, scripture readings, games or icebreakers, hands-on activities, reflective responses by the participants, and closing prayer rituals. Each session begins with a summary of the purpose of the session, a brief section of catechist formation, and tips for setting the environment. A template for a letter home is also provided for each session. An optional "Remembering Back" section is included for some of the sessions to provide an introduction to the experience of mystagogy.
The enclosed CD-ROM contains all of the handouts, worksheets, and letters to parents found on the printed pages of this book, making this a convenient, easy-to-use resource for RCIA ministers, directors of faith formation, and catechists alike.
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