After over a year of dreaming, 8 months of planning, and a LOT of work, we are running our first session this Saturday. Please pray for catechists and children!
Here are the latest pictures – mostly minor changes from the last ones.
This is the view as you come up the stairs (when everything is covered up to keep it safe). You are looking over the art area with the baptism corner and altar areas to the left. The windows straight ahead overlook the church. The children tall enough can stand up at the prayer table and see the tabernacle inside the church if they wish.
The prayer table with the purple of waiting and preparing.
The practical life area. L-R: (top) dry pouring, wet pouring, pouring with funnel; candle care, brass polishing; spare cleaning things; (bottom) watering can for watering plants, folding exercise; apron and mats for wet work; flower arranging set and vases. Basket for dirty laundry; handwashing station, water station and spare handtowels.
The beautiful stand another generous man has made for our Paschal Candle.
The Baptism corner with Paschal Candle.
The art area. The clipboards on the glass table and OHP are for tracing. The OHP is a makeshift light box. Technically the brush and pan is more practical life-ish but will probably be used most in the art area.
And the view from the other side of the room. We have had people up there not leaving things exactly as found so hopefully the screen will deter future such occurrences. Children’s liturgy has so far been totally problem free, which we are most grateful for!