This production is ideally suited for preparation for First Eucharist, but is no less effective for any age group dealing with the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Mario's grandmother lives with his family and is the special friend of this seven-year-old. A few days before Easter, Mario helps his grandma, "Nonna", prepare a complicated recipe from the old country called Pasne de Pasqua (Easter Bread). Mario asks her to make this wonderful bread for has First Communion the following month as a special; favor. She promises she will. Nonna dies unexpectedly. As Mario's First Communion approaches, he misses her terribly and is especially sad that she and her special; Pane de Pasqua won't be part of the family celebration. Realizing how much this means to Mario, his mother learns how to make the special bread for his special day. On the day of Mario's First Communion, the family celebration is complete when, Mario's mother brings in the beautiful Pane de Pasqua. We hear Nonna's words echoes among them: "We are a family!" It is a story of a friendship between Grandmother and Grandson, a story about tradition, about family, Church, Easter, and Eucharist. For Free Leader's Guide: Catalog.AmericanCatholic.org/guide
Media ID: 11039
Length: 15 Min.
Publisher: Teleketics
Level: P, I, JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult