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Kids Mass Sheets

Kids Mass Sheets

I’ve put together a simple page for each Sunday with a black and white picture to colour and some words to trace – Latin and English.  The theme is taken from the Gospel of the day, according to the 1962 books (or Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite).

Before each Sunday you can prepare a youngster with these posts.  Read through the Gospel in English.  Have a look at the pictures – I try include an colour picture each week as well as the colouring page.  There’s a short phrase in Latin and English.  See if you can match up the corresponding words.

Kids Mass Sheets

Handout for a first lesson on Church Latin

One day I might be organised enough to think of handouts before I give a lesson. On the other hand it seems easier to keep attention without paper flapping about so ideally I would have some printouts for parents to pick up after the lesson if they are interested.

February class notes with

  1. the Sign of the Cross in Latin and English
  2. Parce Domine for Lent
  3. Ave Maria the round and the whole text in Latin and English

The lesson was enjoyable, if chaotic. A learning experience for everyone. Teaching mixed ages of homeschoolers is a special skill. Next installment in March.

Lent Looms

arce Domine, parce populo tuo… spare Thy people, Lord, we pray.

In the 1962 missal we are already in purple mode in preparation for the penitential season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is on the 17th of February this year. Now is a good time to plan your attack on spiritual flabbiness and work on developing virtues. With all good plans it can be handy to have a calendar, so here is my lent calendar from 2007/08. Two calendars are described, one to make yourself from coloured paper and another to print and paste together quickly. These are just suggestions, everyone is different, get thinking now and make this Lent effective.

Also Holy Heroes are gearing up for their annual Lenten Adventure. Registrations are open and free to receive daily activities, videos and worksheets for Lent.

Lent is also a great time to start learning gregorian chant. The lenten antiphons are simple and you have the magnificent Easter melodies to look forward to. I’ll have some new printables up at Swell the Mighty Flood and looking out for suitable mp3s. A good chance to try out our new second hand microphone.

And have I mentioned Audio Sancto before? Recordings of fantastic homilies with lots on the spiritual life. Great material to chew over.