Volume 3 of Children of the Light provides rich, interactive sessions for the Period of Purification and Enlightenment and the Period of Mystagogy as children prepare for and receive the sacraments of initiation through the RCIA as adapted for children.
Each of the eleven core sessions encourages directors of faith formation and catechists, as well as parents, to draw on their own faith experiences as they work with the children entrusted to their care. Three of the sessions incorporate elements intended to help young catechumens prepare for the scrutinies.
Each session consists of a formation reflection for catechists, a gathering prayer, time for questions, scripture reading and reflection, relevant activities, a concluding prayer, and a letter to be sent home to parents/guardians. Handouts, worksheets, and letters are provided in the printed book and are available online for download, duplication, and distribution.
Two retreat formats (a Day Retreat to Prepare for the Rite of Election and a Lenten Day of Reflection) plus an additional session on the sacrament of reconciliation are also included.
Includes a code to access downloadable PDFs of handouts, worksheets, and a letter home for each session.