Religion - This lesson is all about 'The Parts of the Mass'.
Here are some instructions to follow at home:
Remind the children that another word for the Mass is the Eucharist. This word means thanksgiving. Explain to the children that the Mass has four parts:
1 We gather
2 We listen
3 We give thanks
4 We go out
1. WE GATHER: (Use Church’s Story 2 pages 6-9 - attached below).
We gather together with others in our parish family. We gather to give God praise and thanks. Everyone is welcomed. Talk briefly about what is happening in the picture.
2. WE LISTEN: (Use Church’s Story 2 pages 10-13- attached below). We listen carefully and give thanks as God speaks to us through His Word in Scripture. Talk briefly about what is happening in the pictures.
3. WE GIVE THANKS: (Use Church’s Story 2 pages 40-43- attached below). During this part of the Mass, we give thanks to God as the priest says the same words as Jesus did at the Last Supper. We call this the ‘Eucharistic Prayer.’ Show the pictures on pages 40 and 41. Read the text together. Display pages 42 and 43 and talk about the pictures.
4. WE GO OUT: (Use Church’s Story 2 page 16- attached below). The priest sends us out in peace to spread God’s love to everyone.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS to discuss
I have attached a Powerpoint explaining the parts too - if this is easier.
Main activity: Sequence in order the pictures to show the parts of the Mass (attached in a word document below). Write a sentence next to each picture to describe what is happening in each part.
All resources are attached below.
I look forward to seeing some pictures of the work the children have completed. Please use the class email address: