Friday, October 03, 2008

Eucharistic Prayers for Children

I was quite pleased to see this item tonight. I have never liked the Eucharistic Prayers For Children although I always had a longing to try out the Latin version. More of this kind of thing please.


gemoftheocean said...

Hurrah for that. The language, though it technically gets the job done, is absolute swill. Children WANT elevated language that they gradually come to understand.

PeterHWright said...

I couldn't agree more. There were no Eucharistic prayers for children when I was a child, and I don't think I grew up with a warped understanding of the Mass. But we had good catechesis and good example, and that was more than enough.

In any case, children invariably rise to the occasion when they need to. Consider how good they are at devising games with quite complex rules. How quick they are to learn their lines in a school play. How eager they always are to join in a quiz.

It really doesn't do to expect too little of children. They are well able to learn about the Mass, bit by bit. I was able to, and I was no child prodigy.