Whether you have a small group or a larger one, whether you want to structure the program in 2 sessions or 5, whether the children in your group are all the same age or not, you'll have all the tools you need to customize a Communion instruction program that's just right for your parish with these rich, adaptable resources.This Leader's Guide is a comprehensive resource for clergy and lay people offering:
Background information on theology, leader reflection, goals, overview and materials lists
- Ways to invite children to participate more fully in the eucharistic service
- Explanations of what we do and say at Eucharist
- Prayers, activities and scripture stories
- Reproducible handouts to send home
This Bread and This Cup is a program for children and their families. The intended age is 6-9 but younger works too in the program. The Child's Book assumes the child can read, or it is used with a parent who does the reading.
This invaluable new resource brings greater understanding and meaning to a key aspect of Christian formation: Holy Communion. With solid information, including a brief history of children at the Eucharist, current theological perspectives and practices and flexible, user-friendly sessions, leaders will find that this program fits a wide variety of parish needs.