Brother Francis: The Mass
This animated video helps explain to children the beautiful significance of the parts of the Mass. The video is 30 minutes in length, and is perfect for young audiences.
How this FORMED me: As a FAITH catechist for 2nd and 3rd graders, I always look for interesting and fun ways to share our faith with my students. I wanted to make sure my students really understood the Mass, reminding them why we go to church to celebrate Jesus Christ, our savior, our personal hero who left His Father in heaven to sacrifice His life for us. The video helped the children in my small group tremendously to understand each part of the Mass in a fun and engaging way. Watching the video, students also learned about key people who help celebrate the Mass, the liturgical colors, sacred vessels, and the “Parable of the Publican and the Sinner”. The explanations in the video are perfect to help younger audiences grasp the significance of each action we respectfully perform in the Mass from the moment we bless ourselves walking into church, to Father’s final blessing and dismissal to go forth to be examples of God’s love. – Kelly Smith