Wednesday greetings to you all.
Several times over the past year, I have been asked about the availability of materials to help those who work with children and teens maneuver through the upcoming new translation of The Roman Missal.
I want to urge those of you who work with children and teens in catechetical settings to consider looking at two new resources from my good friends over at Liturgy Training Publications. Maureen Kelly, a friend and colleague who has been involved in catechesis for most of her life, has written two resources that address these issues.
The first book, What’s New about the Mass Teaching Edition: Handbook for Teachers and Catechists, is designed for catechists ministering to children from the third through the seventh grade.
The second book, What’s New about the Mass for Teens, is obviously targeted to those who work with teens.
In the introductory material, Maureen says this, "Facing both the challenges and the opportunities will strengthen your ability to catechize effectively, not only on words, but also on the meaning of parts of the Mass. It is an exceptional opportunity to catechize and be catechized."
She sums up what all of us hope will occur in our efforts to catechize. Not only will we be helping others develop a deeper understanding of the celebration of the Mass, we will also deepen that understanding ourselves. A word of gratitude to Maureen and LTP for offering these two resources that will serve the needs of the Church as we move through the reception and implementation of the new translation of The Roman Missal.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.