Step one

Welcome to the Table

Retreat Introduction

 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:

  • Crayons/Markers/Pencils

  • Notebook/Paper

  • Bible

  • 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.

 

Step two

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.    

 

Step three

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.

 

Step four

DANCE BREAK!

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!

 

Step five

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.

 

Step six

Game Time!

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!

 

Step seven

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.

 

Step eight

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!

 

Step nine

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.

Step ten

Preparing a 

Family Meal at the

Big Table

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

First Communion

"Whoever eats this bread will live forever." John 6:58

One Heart~One Fire Ministries 

is an organization that is faithful to the Magisterium

of the Catholic Church and desires to contribute

to the New Evangelization at it's most

foundational level...our children.

We are committed to the

spiritual formation of children

through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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