A Day to Remember!
Our children preparing to receive their 1st Eucharist in May recently gathered to enjoy a morning of activities to engage them in reflection on receiving this great sacrament! They made bread as they thought about the gift of Jesus in the Eucharistic Bread and Wine-the Body and Blood of Christ.
In the gym, they encountered games that helped them think about the Church as a community and how it takes all of us working together to help Jesus build the Kingdom of God. And in the parable rooms, they meditated on the Last Supper and how the Good Shepherd calls them each by name to the Eucharistic table.
Finishing their day together, they joined in prayer with their parents as they recalled the very words that Jesus said over the bread and wine and the very words that the priest says at every Mass. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped to lead and guide the children through their retreat!
Let us continue to lift up these children in prayer as they make their final preparations to receive Jesus in the Eucharist!