I’m pretty sure if I search when I visit home next, I could find my study guide “book” from the catechesis test I had to take before Confirmation. Unfortunately, when my mom moved (while I was away at school), she did a major purge and shoved the rest into a storage unit. As I am calling it, my step-daughter (8 going on 9)is about to be preparing for a “Catholic Cram Session”, in addition to my husband preparing at least for Confirmation (if not ALL Sacraments if his records remain unfound). Watching my husband at Mass, you can see that he went to Mass quite often at some point, as he jumped right in, although he has only vague memories. Step-kids will be baptized in less than a month, and with the girl already being about 3 years behind in preparation, although she has a deep love of the church & mass, she is supposed to remain on track for Confirmation at the age of 15. I am wanting to aid her correctly as much as possible. I had the advantage of attending Catholic School, where we were taught everyday at school and out(by parents). I am pretty sure it will be tougher for her. The RCIA sessions remain open to EVERYONE at our church, so we will attend on Mondays as much as we can to help the kids and husband.
Is there someplace online to find a Study Guide to make sure I am aiding her in preparation OUTSIDE of PRE? The books remain in classrooms in between classes each week. I have printed off some worksheets from CatholicMom.org that pertains to First Communion, but there wasn’t much that I could find other than that. want to make sure that she knows the proper history and anything else. I instill Catholic Values in our home, but I know that won’t necessarily completely help. I’m working on prayer memorization with them, but with an understanding of what they are saying. The 6-year old remains a sponge and learned so much just by attending Stations. The girl (who is older though), seems to partake in all parts, but seems to have a hard time comprehending exactly WHAT is going on. Also, is there a good place to print off a “Mass Guide”. I remember having them at their age for First Communion Preperation, but can’t seem to find one to print off for them. I am hoping it may help.
Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks!