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Three Ways to Encourage Families with Young Children at Mass

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Three Ways to Encourage Families with Young Children at Mass

By Lindsay Schlegel

For over a decade, I have been bringing my young children to Mass, not only on Sundays, but often during the week as well. There are certain developmental stages each of my children has been through. There have also been particular joys and struggles with each child. As challenging as it can be to bring kids to Mass (and to be honest, I’m in a somewhat challenging stage right now!), I am confident of the fruit, both for the children and for the parish community.

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Explaining the Eucharist to Young Children

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Explaining the Eucharist to Young Children

By Allison Gingras

Explaining the Eucharist to young children, especially when you struggle to understand certain aspects yourself, can be a challenge. However, the beauty of the Catholic faith is knowing, "with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). We don't need to know all the answers, just where to look and Whom to ask.

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