Welcome to another installment of Catechists in Action as we enter the classroom of 2nd grade catechist Katie Elwood (Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Evergreen Park, IL). Thanks Katie for inviting us in at the last moment (without warning!) when my planned filming in another class ran into an obstacle. Katie is so excited to be preparing her children for First Holy Communion. On the evening we filmed, she was introducing them to a new First Eucharist resource that they will be using before taking them over to the church so that the pastor could lead them on a tour of the sanctuary and sacristy (future segments). In this first segment, watch as Katie…
- invites the children to pray
- has the boys and girls take turns leading prayer
- invites the kids to praise God with a hand gesture after the formal prayer
- introduces the Sacrament of the Eucharist to the children
- invites the children once again to praise God with a hand gesture
- tells the children about the resource they will begin to work on that will become a gift for their parents at First Communion.