The story segment, an original children's tale by nationally known catechist, Judith Dunlap, entitled "The Festival Fabric," contains artwork and music drawn from African culture. Two children in an extended family learn that their misdeeds affect the rest of the family and that they must seek reconciliation to restore it to harmony. (15 min.) In the witness segment, real-life Catholic parents relate their experience of preparing children to celebrate Reconciliation. (3min) In the teaching segment, Father Tom Richstatter encourages parents to share the Good News of God's reconciliation with their children.(7 min) The music video reflection for children is an original song entitled "Johnny's Tears" that models how Jesus extends God's forgiving love to the child in the sacramental moment. (6 min.) For Free Leader's Guide: Catalog.AmericanCatholic.org/guide Also available as video vc 2288
Media ID: 61178
Length: 27 Min.
Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press
Level: P

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