We, the Church, are to welcome and invite those children who have not yet been baptized, have come to an age of understanding, and are of catechetical age to be
a part of the process of faith formation. This manual encourages directors of faith formation and catechists to be creative and to draw on their own faith experiences as
they prepare children to receive the sacraments of initiation through the RCIA as adapted for children.
The 25 sessions in this resource offer a variety of ways to explore each topic as part of a continuous and ongoing process, including gathering prayers, scripture
readings, games or icebreakers, hands-on activities, reflective responses by the participants, and closing prayer rituals.
The enclosed CD-ROM contains all of the handouts, worksheets, and letters to parents found on the printed pages of this book, making this a convenient, easy-touse
resource for RCIA ministers, directors of faith formation, and catechists alike.
Children of the Light: Precatechumenate Sessions for Children and Families
Winner of the 2018 Illumination Book Awards! Silver Medalist
Blessie La Scola – Blessie La Scola entered into the full communion of the Roman Catholic Church in 1976. Since 1978 she has been active in the areas of catechesis, sacramental preparation, and faith formation through the process of Christian initiation. She served as Master Catechist for the Diocese of San Jose for over 25 years and served adults, youth, and children in the RCIA process for 22 years. She served on the Catechumenate Committee for the Diocese of San Jose for 20 years and has mentored lay leaders in the diocese in implementing or developing the RCIA process in their parish. She is the author of Mystagogia: A Journey into Mystery and RCIA and You: Experiences and Ideas for the Process, published by Resource Publications. Blessie and her husband, Ernie, have been married for nearly 50 years and
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