Module 1  -  Getting Started

Part 1:
Start with a prayer

Dear God, You give us many gifts.
The gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ in Holy Communion
is the greatest of all.  How can we ever thank You
for this special gift?

Help us be more like Jesus, by loving
and serving one another in the world.

As I become more like Him, please continue to
help me. Show me the places and ways that
I can bring Your love, kindness, and peace
to others
in my family,
in my neighborhood,
in my community,
with my friends.

 

Amen.

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Part 2: 
Christ is our Light Craft

Get Ready


For Module 1, it's time to grab some white liquid glue and create special memento to remind us to keep the flame of faith alive in our hearts and famililes.

You will need:

  • White liquid glue

  • Disposable cup or bowl for the glue

  • The supply kit you picked up at the church

Get Crafting!

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This craft is a little sticky! Having a damp cloth nearby to wipe your child’s hands might help. Before you begin, consider having a washable placemat in place to help make clean up easier.
 

  1. Start by mixing your glue to be about 2 parts glue one part water in a disposable cup or bowl. You won’t need much, a little goes a long way. Stir till mixed.
     

  2. Turn the clear cup upside down on a washable placemat on the work surface and paint the outside of the cup in sections with the glue mixture. Stick the tissue paper on it as you go, so the glue doesn’t dry. 
     

  3. Try overlapping the tissue paper, as it makes different colours.
     

  4. Once the cup is all covered with the tissue paper squares, paint over all of the tissue paper with the glue mixture to make it smooth. This is called decoupaging! (So fancy!)
     

  5. When the glue is dry, add the Christ Is Our Light label provided and decorate to your heart's content.
     

  6. Put the candle inside and let your light shine! The effect of the candle behind the tissue paper will be similar to stained glass.

Why a candle?

This candle reminds us of Jesus’ love for us and how he is a light for us on our faith journey. Jesus asks us to be a light for others. Consider lighting this candle each time you begin to do your First Communion Preparation, at meals and during bedtime prayers. (If you don't do bedtime prayers, no judgment, but this might be a good time to start!)

This candle is lit as a symbol of the light of Christ burning in our hearts. Ask your child where is a good place for them to keep it in their room. You'll be suprised how often they ask to turn it on!

Image by Mercedes Bosquet

You're all finished module 1!