Preparing to Receive Jesus, Second Edition is a supplemental religion resource with hands-on activities and inspirational stories designed to help your child "take to heart" the catechism lessons he is learning in preparation for receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. The course is not intended to replace your child's catechism lessons but to develop and enrich them.
Sections in this resource:
- Holy Mass
- Preparing Our Hearts to Receive Jesus
Above: Sample pages from the full-color Packet
The revised, second edition consists of two parts:
The non-consumable BOOK contains the inspirational short stories and lesson-by-lesson directions for completing the hands-on projects. 8½"x11" Black and white. Spiral-binding. 70 pgs.
The full-color consumable PACKET includes the Holy Mass Book Project templates, color images, and other illustrative materials needed to complete the projects described in the Book. 8½"x11" Full color. Tear-off pad, shrink-wrapped. 82 pgs.
A family or group using Preparing to Receive Jesus, Second Edition will only need to purchase one Book, while each student using the course will need his own Packet. Lessons are designed to be completed at a rate of one per week, for 21 weeks, but they can be accelerated to several lessons per week if need be.
The Faith Explained by Fr. Leo J. Trese is an optional but highly recommended parent resource. Short suggested readings from The Faith Explained are listed throughout the course and provide the background information needed to teach the subject matter naturally.