‘I Went to Mass’ teaches kids about mysteries of Mass

By Sarah McDonald, NolaCatholicParenting.org

This month, my family was gifted a new book, and we love books! This one is special because as a Catholic mom, I am always looking for resources to make going to Mass as a family a little easier. Bringing all five children to Mass each Sunday is an aerobic activity, which leaves my husband and me wondering sometimes if we are really getting what we need out of it; but that is for another blog post.

The recently published “I Went to Mass” by Katie Warner is a lovely picture book written with simple messages about what a child sees at Mass.

After just the second reading of the book, my 2-year-old was reciting the book, and as his older brother lifted him to reach the holy water font at Mass, he repeated, “I went to Mass and what did I see? I saw the holy water font near me!”

At least I know he is paying attention and relating what he read to real life. Mom for the win!

It is a fun read for our little ones and beautifully illustrated. I will note, it is definitely for very early readers and those learning to read and younger.

My 7-year-old is a little beyond it, but it was a blessing to sit down with my kids before Mass and talk about what they would see and hear and experience before they go there.

I cannot say it transformed their behavior completely, but the Mass experience did not leave us quite as breathless as usual, so, perhaps, it is helping us move in the right direction!

Read more reviews of “I Went to Mass” online here:
http://katiewarner.com/resources/now-available-i-went-to-mass-what-did-i-see.html

Purchase the book online at:
https://www.amazon.com/Went-Mass-What-did-See/dp/1505112184/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532823798&sr=8-1&keywords=i+went+to+mass+what+did+i+see

Sarah McDonald is a wife and mother living with her family of seven in Metairie. Professionally, she works as Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. She and her family are avid sports fans who love to cook and spend time with family and friends.

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