Item description for 70 Sacrament Starters for Children...And Those Who Teach Them by Patricia Mathson...
Overview "Our seven sacraments are quintessentially Catholic! With signs, symbols, gestures, and prayers, we celebrate them as a Church and thus celebrate God's love and presence in our lives and in our world." --from the Introduction Patricia Mathson believes that children learn best by doing. We can teach them about their faith, and in this case about the sacraments, she says, but a hands-on approach works even better because it involves the whole child. These simple, beautiful, and indispensable activities from an experienced DRE offer ten creative ways to celebrate and learn about each of the seven sacraments. They can be used by any catechist, beginners as well as veterans, but also by parents because they offer a great way to teach about the sacraments at home. The activities include visits to the church, prayers, crafts, Scripture readings, stories about the saints, sacrament discussions, and outreach suggestions. What a great gift book for catechists and parents!
Publishers Description These simple and indispensable activities from an experienced DRE offer creative and hands-on ways for children to celebrate and learn about each of the seven sacraments. They can be used by beginner as well as veteran catechists, but also by parents because they offer a great way to teach about the sacraments at home.
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More About Patricia Mathson
Patricia Mathson has many years of experience in faith formation for children and adults as a Director of Religious Education. She has a Masters degree in Religious Education. She is currently the Children's Ministry Coordinator at Hope Family Center, a long-term, ecumenical shelter for women and children. She is the author of the popular Celebrating Saint column for Catechist magazine, and has previously published ten books on faith formation for children and families.
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