The Essence of Holy Mass

Book cover: 'The Essence of Holy Mass'
Copyright: 
1998
Publisher: 
Catholic Heritage Curricula
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
107 pages
Subject(s): 
Review: 

This book is divided into two sections. The first, 44 pages long, discusses the purpose of Holy Mass and its essential parts (in such a way that it would be equally useful for those attending a Tridentine Indult or a Novus Ordo Mass). The text is very simple and could be ready by many first or second graders. The large typeface and full-color photos (of children re-enacting scenes from Our Lord's life) make it very appealing. My oldest read through the book rather quickly in second grade and like it very much. As a family, we also very much enjoyed it as a read aloud for several age levels who benefited much from listening and then pausing occasionally for further discussion. We found it a beautiful source of beginning spiritual direction for young children.

The remainder of the book provides additional meditations and other material that could be profitably read-aloud to children and/or provide background reading (and helpful meditation) for parents.

Perspective: 
Catholic
Review Date: 
10-30-01
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