Children can journey through the Bible at fall celebration
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Emily Cavins, for The Catholic Spirit
The 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration will include a K-6 children’s program that will take participants on a journey through the Bible.
The celebration is slated for Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The children’s program, which includes the Latino breakout group, takes place on Saturday.
Focusing on the celebration’s theme “Horizon of Hope,” the program will aim to help children understand that the Bible contains a message of hope for them and for the world. They will learn why the Catholic Church respects this book so much that every week it is read aloud in Mass. With music, activities, games and lesson time, children will trace the hope that God has offered humankind, starting in Genesis and culminating with Jesus and his Church. Using the story of the Road to Emmaus as a springboard, the children will learn how Jesus revealed the salvation story to the disciples on the Emmaus road, causing their hearts to burn within.
With these concepts fresh in their minds, the children will join their parents for the Mass, which culminates the Rediscover: Celebration.
The K-6 program will be taught by qualified archdiocesan educators and carefully supervised during the two-hour morning and afternoon sessions planned for them. All volunteers who work with children are screened using the archdiocesan guidelines that include a background check, Virtus training and a signed code of conduct.
Since there is a limit to the number of children that can be registered for the program, please register early so no one has to be turned away at the door.
Cavins is the author of several books, including “Lily of the Mohawks: The Story of St. Kateri,” and the developer of the“Great Adventure Kids” Bible study materials. She also leads tours of the Holy Land with her husband, Jeff.