Pope Benedict XVI recommended that children be taught to appreciate spending time in the presence of the Eucharist as part of their preparation for First Communion. But how do you introduce kids to this vital prayer practice? Here are a few tips.
Technically, Triduum spans three days—from the evening of Holy Thursday until the evening of Easter Sunday—but liturgically, it is “one day,” one long celebration of the Paschal Mystery. Triduum culminates in the Easter Vigil, which is the high point of the entire liturgical year. As with the Sunday liturgy, reviewing what will happen at the liturgy in advance is a good way to help your kids participate with understanding and reverence. Online, you’ll find lists to review and give your kids a heads up before going to church—and challenge them to notice each item during the service.
How do I get my kids to behave during Mass? Real-life advice from parents who have tested and tried these tips, tricks, and strategies.
This article is adapted from 77 Ways to Pray with your Kids. The Eucharistic liturgy (the Mass) is the height of Christian prayer, and so essential to Christian life that […]
Finding time to be with just one child when there are several in the household is nearly impossible. But, as I found recently, the trouble to make it happen can be also incredibly rewarding. For our mother-son, one-on-one date, I took my son to evening Mass.