This video was written to help children as they prepare to celebrate the sacrament of the Eucharist. The material is not comprehensive but rather serves as a supplement to the children's textbook. The sections include: 1) Belonging Through Baptism we learn that there is something more important than "me", and it is "us". Through Baptism we become part of the great and wonderful family of God's Church throughout the world. 2) Invited to the Table. There are all kinds of food, but God knows that we need the best food- we need love. And so God gives us Jesus as our food. 3) Gathering To Celebrate. When we gather for Eucharist we need to make sure that there is room in our hearts for everyone to gather at the table with us, room even for those we don't see. 4) Feasting on God's Word. God speaks to us at mass in the readings from the Bible to help us know how to live. 5) Offering Our Gifts. On the altar we see how great God's love is for us as Jesus' Body is broken for us, his blood poured out. 6) Remembering and Giving Thanks. Our teachers are helping us get ready for more than First Communion. They are helping us stay close to Jesus throughout our lives. 7) Sharing the Bread of Life. Fr. Joe discusses with his friend Big Al what it is like to receive Communion. 8) Going Forth To Love and Serve. One of the most important parts of the Mass is what happens when it is over. The Mass sends us forth to bring others the love we have received.
Media ID: 12344
Length: 37 Min.
Publisher: Brown-Roa
Level: P, I

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