Come Note: If you are looking for a booklet with items used at Mass and items found in a church, go to the post “I Found it! — Pictures and Names of Items Found in a Catholic Church.”
Mass can seem very, very, very long for young children (and their parents!). Often the children can’t see what is going on. Even if they can see, they don’t understand what is going on and they often ask the question, “Is it almost over?”
“Come Celebrate! The Mass in Pictures” is a booklet or missal for children. They do not need to know how to read to use it. It is an easy way for children to learn about what happens at Mass, to follow along at Mass (and to know how many more things will happen before Mass is over!).
The booklet begins with pictures of those participating in the opening procession. Have your child look for this to happen.
After the opening procession, your child can watch for the priest to kiss the altar (the next picture in the booklet),
the opening prayer,
purifying the paten and chalice,…
and the closing procession on page 28 — with many more pages in between!
This booklet prints well in black and white OR color.
You can print, cut, and slide the pages into a photo album for 4″ x 6″ pictures (I used one that holds 36 photos) OR print, cut, punch holes and make into a booklet. For an idea on how to make a cover for the booklet, see the post on prayer rings.
- “Come Celebrate! The Mass in Pictures” pdf for a photo album
- “Come Celebrate! The Mass in Pictures” pdf — with places to punch holes