If Religious education only includes teaching of the Catholic Faith in the classroom, how can children encounter the living Jesus personally?
Of course, they may do so if they come to Mass every Sunday and if possible during the week also. Yet, in the midst of the Sunday crowd of adults, children often get bored and distracted and may not really encounter Jesus. Thus, here is a great way to allow your children to meet Jesus where he is the most accessible on earth, in His Eucharistic Presence![/x_text]
( Parish Priest at St Teresa’s Church, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand)
After 20 years of leading thousands of children to Jesus in the Eucharist all over the world, I can witness that many children who have a regular experience of Eucharistic adoration are much more mature in their faith and love for Jesus than other kids who just receive lessons of Catechism. If we care about forming the heart and not just the intellect of our children, let us incorporate times of adoration during school time and in our parishes, especially for those who are preparing for their First Communion.[/x_text]