Welcome to the Table
Welcome to your virtual retreat! Please choose a time that works best for you and your child to experience some fun and prayer together!
Materials to have on hand when you begin the retreat:
Journal Page Print-outs
Ribbon for each participant, 8 inches in length
Favorite Family Game
When you are ready to begin, please watch the introduction video below.
Kid's Explain Holy Eucharist
What is First Holy Communion
Trinity Cluster put together a video sharing their First Holy Communicants' thoughts on the sacrament. Please watch this video together, and if the weather is nice, go for a walk and share with each other what you think about Holy Communion. If it is stormy maybe make a nice cup of cocoa for your conversation.
Mary, Untier of Knots
Mary Prepares Our Hearts
Jesus wants to fill us with His love. When we consume Him in the Eucharist, He also consumes us. If we are full of sadness, anger, or other things, it can be hard for us to receive any more. Kind of like when you eat too many cookies and can't eat dinner. Mary helps us make room in our hearts and minds for Jesus. Please be sure to have your ribbon before you begin to watch this video.
Take a Break and Dance!
We pray whenever we allow Jesus to be with us. God created our bodies so when we dance and invite Him to be with us, that is prayer too! Enjoy this fun song and show off your best dance moves!
It's Your Turn to Join the Big Table
Moving Up From the Kid's Table
After listening to this talk, draw a picture of you and Jesus at the table together and write a letter to Him about how you feel moving to the big table.
Because who doesn't love games?
Time to take out your favorite family game and have some fun! Learning can be difficult to do when it is constant and ongoing, so taking breaks to have some fun is very important!
What is Adoration?
Spending Time in the Presence of Jesus
This video is to help you understand the meaning of Adoration and what happens during that time of prayer.
Hanging Out With Jesus
How We can Spend Time with Jesus
There are many different ways that you can hang out and spend time with Jesus. This video will help you understand that hanging out with Jesus is different for everyone, and you can find the way that works best for you!
Jesus We Adore You
Face to Face with Jesus
Jesus desires to be with us and love us. Adoration is an opportunity to rest in Jesus's presence. We can be still, we can sing, we can color, we can draw, or talk to Jesus. There is no right or wrong. God made us all different and speaks to each of us differently. He wants to be our best friend, so let's spend some time getting to know our friend a little better today.
Family Meal at the
Getting Ready to Receive Jesus
To celebrate the occasion of joining the big table, perhaps your family could plan a special meal. You could dress up, cook your favorite foods, use your special plates and of course, have a yummy dessert. This is an exciting time to be celebrated and enjoyed! No matter what happens in your life, you are always welcome at this table.
Welcome to the Table
A Virtual Retreat in Preparation for
"Whoever eats this bread will live forever." John 6:58