Our Family Mass is a comprehensive collection of ready-to-go Liturgies of the Word for every Sunday of Cycle C, as well as the major feast days. Whether setting up a Family Mass from scratch, or looking for fresh ideas, this book gives you:
- Advice on the practical aspects of operating a Family Mass
- Dramatisations of Scripture
- Adapted Penitential Rites
- Ideas for Processions
- Homily Suggestions
- Background information on all readings.
Drawing on her experience as a primary school teacher and parent, as well as her academic work in Religious Education, Bernadette Sweetman also provides:
- Prayers of the Faithful
- Reflections/Thinking Prayers
- Additional prayers for special occasions.
With the emphasis on what suits your local parish situation, these liturgies offer a wide selection of ideas, allowing you more opportunity and time for involvement in and enjoyment of the whole liturgical experience.
Bernadette Sweetman trained as a primary school teacher and is currently on a career break from St Colmcille's BNS, Swords. She holds a First Class Masters in Religious Education (Primary) and lives in Co. Dublin with her husband, Dave, and daughter, Annie.
With the movement to incorporate children and young people more fully into the parish family, this book will become an ideal source. Drawing on her own wide experience as a teacher and parent, Bernadette Sweetman offers strong guidance on the readings, their backgrounds and their presentation, not just through homilies, but also through art and decoration.
The book is suffused with a sense of attempting a total absorption of all, a feeling that is often lacking in many large parishes, despite all the good will already present. Many of those involved in directing the liturgical life of parishes will find much to inspire them in these pages. This is a uniquely and lrish-based resource for lrish families.
- Irish Catholic – November 1, 2012