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mini-monstrance.jpg Mini-Mini Monstrance
Beautiful doll-house size miniature reproduction of the child-sized monstrance, this version is only 3" high and 2.2" wide.


Paschal Candle replacement
10" 51% beeswax candle with stickers and five incense grains. No candle stick.


GS and the Child.gif The Good Shepherd and the Child
by Cavalletti, Gobbi and Coulter. The subtitle of this book is, "A Joyful Journey," and it is indeed that. Here is a good beginning for "how-to" implement the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd with children ages 3-6. Includes presentations for the Parables of the Kingdom, the Eucharist, Baptism, Parable of the Good Shepherd and others.


Baptism2011.JPG Baptism Set
Three scripted lessons introduce the elements and symbols of Baptism through beautiful hands-on materials.
The Baptismal Set includes:
  • Lesson Plan Booklet (with reproducible student pages)
  • Rite of Baptism Booklet
  • Paschal Candle w/stand (styles vary, may be USED)
  • Five grains of Incense (for Paschal Candle)
  • Baptismal Candle and glass stand
  • Glass Baptismal font (bowl)
  • Doily
  • Shell
  • Brass Holy Oil Containers (empty)
  • Brass Candle Snuffer
  • White Stole (for "priest")
  • Candle-lighting Sticks


  • MassKit2011.jpg Miniature Mass Kit for Children

    For children ages 3-12. Kit includes
  • brass chalice 4 1/2"
  • brass paten 3 1/4"
  • brass crucifix 4"
  • brass ciborium
  • brass snuffer 7"
  • brass bell
  • brass sanctuary light 5"
  • set of five altar cloths
  • glass cruets (pair) 3.5"
  • glass finger bowl
  • glass votive candles (pair)
  • lesson plan book with activity sheets
  • (censer, stand and incense boat NOT included)


  • monstrance2 web Child-size Brass Monstrance
    Lovely brass replica of an original, this vessel stands 8 1/2" tall. The back piece is threaded (instead of hinged) making it easy to use and hard to break.


    Miniature Altar Linens
    They are made from a polyester( 30%) and cotton (70%) blend and are machine washable. The set includes:
  • altar cloth (fits altar top 11" x 18")
  • corporal
  • pall
  • purificator
  • finger towel


  • Incense and Charcoal
    For use with the Miniature Mass Kit produced by Our Father's House.


    Cruets (pair)
    One pair of glass cruets. (If this is the only item you order, shipping will be converted to US Mail and charges will be adjusted prior to final settlement.)


    Pattern for Child-size Vestments
    Designed for complete beginners. Simple pattern and directions for making a chasuble, alb, stole and cincture. Printed size fits the average four-year-old. Directions included for how to enlarge for older boys. Includes card of Vesting Prayers for the young 'priest' to say as he puts on each piece. My favorite is the prayer as he dons the alb: "Purify me Lord, and cleanse my heart so that, washed in the Blood of the Lamb, I may enjoy eternal bliss."


    Miniature Chalice and Paten
    Doll-house size brass vessels. Chalice is 1 1/2" high. Paten is 1 7/8" in diameter. Style may vary from picture.


    weight of a Mass.gif The Weight of a Mass-soft cover
    By Josephine Nobisson. Illustrated by Katalin Szegedi. On the day of a royal wedding in a kingdom where everyone has grown careless in the practice of their Catholic faith, a poor widow helps reveal the true value of the Mass. Full-color illustrations. This makes a beautiful First Communion or birthday gift.


    AisforAltar.jpg A is for Altar, B is for Bible
    A delightful way to learn the ABC's. Each letter of the alphabet is illuminated by an image and a brief prayer drawn from scripture or the liturgy. Based on the Catechesis of the good Shepherd lessons. Hardcover. Ages 2-6.


    Lamb.jpg Lamb
    A Safari Farm Replica. 2" long, 1.5" tall. These darling lambs make lovely toys. They are also an integral part of Montessori religious education materials.


    Ewe.jpg Ewe
    A Safari Farm Replica. 3" long, 2.5" tall. Sheep figurines are an integral part of Montessori religious education materials.


    Chief Truths.jpg Chief Truths of the Faith
    Back in stock! By Father John Laux. Brief, clear and interesting explanations for the essential truths of the faith. A high school text.


    Christian Symbols Master Set
    Gathered from earlier sources these 28 Christian symbols are a great learning activity for children and adults. Each symbol is accompanied by a brief description. Includes permission to photocopy for single classroom or family use. Recommended for ages 6 and up. These pages are all just great for coloring.


    Creation Story Coloring book
    The Creation Story teaches nine foundational truths upon which a proper understanding of the relationship between man and God, between man and woman, and between man and the rest of creation is based. This book provides a lesson plan for sharing these truths with your child. Ages 6+


    Early Reader.jpg Early Reader's Bible
    By Gilbert Beers. Recommended as part of the Sound Beginnings Program, this is a very good beginning reader. Over 500 pages and sixty-four Bible stories from Old and New Testaments, all written within a standard first grade vocabulary. None of the lessons are keyed to any story in the reader, so the program may be used effectively with any other reading material. This is a Protestant publication, so there are a couple small problems (for details, see the Introduction to Sound Begininngs in the articles section of this web site), but the "Catholic" version has the identical problems.


    Jesus Our Life Revised Grade 2 Student.gif Grade 2 Faith and Life Resource Guide
    $21.95  $16.50 On Sale!!
    Especially useful for First Communion and First Confession preparation, this 8 1/2" x 11" spiral-bound text offers all the hands-on activities, projects and tests of the original Grade 2 Teacher Resource Guide. A useful activity expands on the lesson of each chapter in the Student Text.


    Jesus Our Life Revised Grade 3 Student.gif Faith and Life Student Grade 3
    Our Life With Jesus.


    Jesus Our Life Revised Grade 3 Activity.gif Faith and Life Activity Grade 3


    Jesus Our Life Revised Grade 4 Student.gif Faith and Life Student Grade 4
    New revised edition.


    Jesus Our Life Revised Grade 4 Activity.gif Faith and Life Activity Grade 4
    New revised edition.


    Following Christ grade 6 Student.gif Faith and Life Student Grade 6
    Following Christ.


    Following Christ grade 6 Activity.gif Faith and Life Activity Grade 6
    New revised edition.


    The Life of Grace grade 7 Student.gif Faith and Life Student Grade 7
    The Life of grace.


    The Life of Grace grade 7 Activity.gif Faith and Life Activity Grade 7


    The Life of Grace grade 7 Teacher.gif Faith and Life Teacher Grade 7-1st Edition
    Original Edition. Limited quantities.


    Our Life in the Church grade 8 Activity.gif Faith and Life Grade 8 Teacher Manual--1st edition
    If you have an earlier edition of the Student Text this Teacher Manual will match it.


    First Eucharist Story Coloring Book
    Beautiful story of God's personal love and concern for each individual child. Richly illustrated with detailed borders and meaningful symbols. Introduction for parents and teachers, explanation of each symbol, and suggested lesson plans.


    Home Catechesis Manual for Ages 3-5
    by Moira Farrell. Finally, a home-based program of religious education in the Montessori tradition! This spiral-bound manual offers thirty-two scripted presentations for children ages 3 to 5. Also, patterns, ideas and directions for making all the necessary hands-on materials. Topics include: items used at Mass, parts of the Mass, biblical geography, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Parables of the Kingdom, Baptism, Creation, and others.


    Home Catechesis Manual for Ages 6-9
    by Moira Farrell. These spiral bound pages offer twenty-seven scripted presentations for chidlren ages 6 to 9. Topics include: Solar Calendar, Liturgical Calendar, Advent Wreath, Jesse Tree, Annunciation, Visitation, Epiphany, Zacchaeus, Bartimaeus, Palm Sunday, Last Supper, Eucharistic Presence of the Good Shepherd, Seder Meal, Parts of the Mass, etc. Includes patterns, ideas and directions to make the hands-on materials to accompany these presentations.


    Home Catechesis Manual for ages 9-12
    This 200+-page manual provides scripted lessons and material-making patterns for teaching Salvation History. It includes presentations for all the Old Testament covenants (Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David) and their typology. Each covenant is explored through the use of two uniquely creative elements: the Story Box and the Covenant Circle. A Story Box is created for each lesson and includes two and three-dimensional objects that the child and parent use as the story unfolds. The Covenant Circle ia a follow-up work that beautifully synthesizes each story with its meaning and typology, providing a hands-on meditation experience for the child that speaks to him through sign and symbol. These lessons require a considerable amount of preparation but the time spent will greatly enrich both the parent and the child.


    Intro to the Bible.jpg Introduction to the Bible
    By Father John Laux. A high school text presenting the true meaning of inspiration, guidelines to understanding the Bible and the Church's role as the Bible's official interpreter. Also gives an introduction to each book of the Bible with well-chosen Scriptural passages from most of the books that render a representative example of what they are like and about.


    Patterns for Holy Week Figures
    Patterns and directions for cutting and painting 57 wooden figures. Includes script and simiple directions for telling all the stories from the Palm Sunday to Easter.


    Baltimore No 1.gif St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism No. 1
    Covers prayers, Creed, Commandments, Sacraments, with Bible readings, study helps and Mass prayers. Illustrated. Ages 9-12.


    Catechism 2.jpg St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism No. 2
    This catechism aims at combining the old with the new. It retains the original text of the No. 2 catechism, but has added abundant explanations to help children understand the more difficult aspects of each lesson. Explanations are geared for middle and upper elementary students.


    1stComm Catec.jpg St. Joseph First Communion Catechism
    Lessons on basic prayers, the sacraments, the Trinity, salvation, Holy Days and the Mass. Color illusrations. Ages 6-9.


    new american Bible salmon.jpg The New American Bible - burnished black softcover
    Here is a beautifully made Bible from St. Benedict Press at an excellent price. Red-letter edition, full-color maps, 3-year cycle of Sunday readings, color illustrations, elegant Family Records pages, gold edges, ribbon marker, footnotes.


    candlestick-small.jpg Mini Brass Candlesticks (pair)
    Doll-house size pair of solid brass candlesticks. 1 1/2" tall. Fits a standard birthday candle.


    green vestments.jpg Child-size Vestments--size large
    Size large fits the average 8-10-year-old. Set includes green chasuble and stole, white alb and cincture. These garments are not just a costume, they beautifully designed and detailed--just like the real thing. Both garments are washable in cold water. Hang to dry. Use cool iron.


    green vestments.jpg Child-size Vestments--size small
    Size small fits the average 3-4-year-old. Set includes green chasuble and stole, white alb and cincture. These garments are not just a costume, they beautifully designed and detailed--just like the real thing. Both garments are washable in cold water. Hang to dry. Use cool iron.


    green vestments.jpg Child-size Vestments--size medium
    Size medium fits the average 5-7-year-old. Set includes green chasuble and stole, white alb and cincture. These garments are not just a costume, they beautifully designed and detailed--just like the real thing. Both garments are washable in cold water. Hang to dry. Use cool iron.


    History of the Kingdom of God Part 2, Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom
    by Sofia Cavalletti. This second volume is an update of the earlier title: Living Liturgy and offers insight to adults working with young children into Scripture and Liturgy as the means to understanding God's plan of salvation history in the current age. Soft cover.


    chalice Chalice and Paten Set
    Identical with the items in the Mass Kit, this paten and chalice set (not pictured) is available in limited quantity.


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