Last evening was our scheduled monthly Mass in church which was moved from 6:15 to 6:45 PM to give us one solid block of teaching before Mass (6:00 – 6:40) rather than a brief one before Mass (6:00 – 6:10) and another short segment after Mass (7:10 – 7:30). This worked out very well because Mass still went about an hour but didn’t take away from class time! I don’t think parents minded that the kids were in church for a few extra minutes past normal dismissal time!
I used the 35 minutes we had before Mass to introduce the kids to the season of Advent which begins this Sunday. To do so, I used the Free Advent PowerPoint that I’ve made available here on my blog.
All you need to do are the following:
- To download, you need to login, either through your Facebook account, or by registering with authorSTREAM (which I recommend since I will have more PowerPoints throughout the year).
- Once you’ve logged in, click download and save the presentation to your computer.
- When you open the PowerPoint, view it in Notes Pages view in order to access the script (which you might want to print out for a guide as you lead the presentation).
For those of you still having trouble accessing the script, here it is in PDF form.
Don’t forget to look at all of these other wonderful Advent resources from Loyola Press!