Children meet the gentle Jesus while they learn about the Mass and their responses to the prayers. Meet the Gentle Jesus: The Mass for Children introduces the Mass in a way that will start children on a lifelong journey of knowing and loving Jesus.
Barbara Yoffie—a primary grades classroom teacher, religious education coordinator, and popular children’s books author—explains every prayer and ritual gesture of the Mass in age-appropriate language.
Because children learn by asking questions and doing, Yoffie also provides introspective questions at every step of the Mass so children get involved. These questions help children carry out what they learned at Mass to their community, becoming missionary disciples.
The charming, colorful illustrations by renowned artist Jeff Albrecht stimulate children and enable them to follow along during Mass.
This engaging booklet is an essential tool for any primary grade child preparing for First Communion or learning about the Mass. It is a perfect supplement to Liguori’s Meet the Gentle Jesus First Eucharist sacrament preparation program. It also makes a great First Communion gift.
Meet the Gentle Jesus: The Mass for Children has been reviewed and approved by the Office of Divine Worship at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and by the International Commission for English in the Liturgy (ICEL). The book has been granted imprimatur by the Archdiocese of St. Louis.