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All content comes from the Eucharist Child’s Book in the Celebrate and Remember series, which holds the declaration of conformity to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
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Lesson 1, Eucharist introduces children to the Scripture story about Jesus calling his first Apostles. Children will understand that, as members of the Church, we belong to Christ. They will also be able to name the three Sacraments of Christian Initiation that begin our life in the Church. Children will recall that Baptism welcomes us into the Church and takes away all sin. They will also realize that Jesus will be with them along the way.
Lesson 2, Eucharist introduces children to the Scripture story about Jesus feeding the hungry crowd. Children will learn about the four parts of the Mass and that when we receive Holy Communion we receive Jesus Christ himself. They will also explore why Sunday is the most important day of the week.
Lesson 3, Eucharist introduces children to the Scripture story about Jesus eating with sinners. Children will understand how sin affects our relationship with God and others, and will also be able to explain the difference between mortal sin and venial sin. They will experience praying one of the prayers for God’s mercy from the Penitential Act and will also learn how the Penitential Act at the beginning of Mass helps us prepare for Holy Communion.
Lesson 4, Eucharist introduces children to the Scripture story about how God created the world. Children will understand that all the good things we have in our lives are gifts of God’s love, and that Jesus is God’s greatest gift. They will learn that the Gloria sung at Mass is a prayer of praise and will understand why we go to Mass on Sunday.
Lesson 5, Eucharist introduces children to the Scripture story about Jesus reading from the Old Testament in the synagogue at Nazareth. Children will understand how God speaks to us through Sacred Scripture, and will learn about the two parts of the Bible. They will realize that we can ask other people to help us understand the Scripture readings. Children will also learn that the Holy Spirit can help us listen to the Word of God.
Lesson 6, Eucharist introduces children to the Scripture story about Jesus healing a blind man named Bartimaeus. Children will understand that the Creed we pray at Mass is a statement of our beliefs, and will learn that the Trinity is the central truth of our faith. They will realize that each time we pray the Creed we continue to accept the faith we received at Baptism, and they will learn to appreciate the gift of faith they received at Baptism.
Lesson 7, Eucharist introduces children to the Scripture story about the Last Supper. Children will learn that Jesus gave us the Sacrament of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, and will understand what takes place during the Liturgy of the Eucharist. They will learn that, after the consecration, Jesus is truly and completely present in the Eucharist, and they will realize that when we say the Great Amen we are saying that we believe the Eucharist is Christ’s Body and Blood.
Lesson 8, Eucharist introduces children to the Scripture story about how Jesus teaches his disciples to pray. Children will learn what Jesus means by the Kingdom of God, and will understand why Jesus tells us to call God “our Father.” They will realize that God is our loving Father, and that all the people in the world are God’s children and, therefore, our brothers and sisters.
Lesson 9, Eucharist introduces children to the Scripture story about the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Children will realize that, even though we can’t see Jesus, he is with us today in the Eucharist. They will also learn what takes place during the Communion Rite at Mass. Children will learn and practice the way to receive Holy Communion, and also learn what the priest and assembly do after Communion.
Lesson 10, Eucharist introduces children to the Scripture story about the daily life of the early Christians. Children will learn that we are members of the Body of Christ, and discover ways we can live out our call to be more like Jesus. They will understand that at the end of Mass we are blessed and sent forth to live as members of the Body of Christ.
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