The New Edition of the Roman Missal has been the subject of much discussion over the past few months. This change in the Mass texts offers us the possibility of seeing with new eyes the prayers we use at Mass, and of taking the opportunity to explore again what it is we do when we gather to celebrate the Eucharist. It is in this spirit that we offer Come, Gather and Celebrate: Praying the New Missal with Children. We hope that this book will help teachers to understand more fully the rationale for the changes that have been made to the Mass texts, introduce them to the new texts and suggest ways that they can communicate and teach the changes to children so that they will be enabled and encouraged to become full, active and conscious participants at Mass.
The workbooks contain explanatory text for children, worksheets for use in the classroom and worksheets for use at home, including a section for parents.
A Guide for Teachers content includes:
• What is a Missal?
• Why do we need a New Missal?
• What are the changes?
• A guide to planning and celebrating the Mass with children.
• DVD including a celebration of the Mass according to the new rite and resources for use with interactive whiteboards.
• Teaching Resources for the following five strands which correspond to the five parts of the Mass: