The Altaration Starter Pack contains everything a leader needs to begin the Altaration study:
• The 3-DVD Set (five sessions, approximately 20 min. each features some of the top Catholic youth presenters in the church today, including Mark Hart, Jackie Francois Angel, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Chris Stefanick and Fr. Josh Johnson. The program also features music from acclaimed Catholic musicians Ike Ndolo and Emily Wilson.
•With the exception of Lesson 5, which is a dynamic, 60-minute specially formatted walk through the Mass.
•The Student Workbook is a key element of the Altaration program and serves to both expand on and reinforce the powerful video presentations. It includes starter stories, group questions, prayers, weekly challenges, vocabulary words, a rich appendix, cycle of readings, and more. Each teen should have a Student Workbook.
•The Leader’s Guide provides the framework and content a catechist needs to guide teens through the Altaration learning experience. It includes the entire content of the student workbook, plus a program overview, planning and scheduling resources, leader’s notes, session overviews and objectives, and much more.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the same yesterday, today and forever. During the liturgy of the Eucharist all of heaven is with the Priest. Think of John, Mary Magdalene, and Mary at the foot of the cross during the Most Holy Sacrifice. Now imagine how the Saints and Cherubim are worshiping during the Mass. Next try to interiorize what is happening in Heaven around the Priest during the Mass. How awesome and profound is that? So the next time you attend Mass, enter into this profound Mystery/Miracle with this knowledge. The Mass doesn't get any cooler than that!
Altaration is a new Mass study program for Catholic youth. This Altaration Mass/ Bible Study will make Young Catholics excited about their Catholic faith and about going to Mass.
To the unbloody gift of himself under the appearance of bread and wine our Saviour Jesus Christ wished to join, as the chief proof of his deep and infinite love, the bloody sacrifice of the cross. By this manner of acting, He gave an example of His supreme charity, which He had proposed to his disciples as the highest point of love in these words: "Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends".