Ideal for children as well as teachers, parents, librarians, clergy, and lay leaders who want to demystify the celebrations and ceremonies of the Church as well as encourage understanding and tolerance among different faith traditions.
Reverend Michael Keane
Photographs by Aaron Pepis
Foreword by Robert J. Kealey, Ed.D.
8½ x 10½, 32 pp | Full-color photos | 978-1-893361-54-6
A colorful, fun-to-read introduction that explains the ways and whys of Catholic worship.
Visual and informative, What You Will See Inside a Catholic Church features full-page pictures and concise descriptions of what is happening, the objects used, the clergy and laypeople who have specific roles, and the spiritual intent of the believers.
Ideal for children as well as teachers, parents, librarians, clergy, and lay leaders who want to demystify the celebrations and ceremonies of the Church throughout the year, as well as encourage understanding and tolerance among different faith traditions.
What You Will See Inside a Catholic Church will:
- Give children the opportunity to ask questions, making them more active participants
- Satisfy kids’ curiosity about what goes on in churches attended by their friends, broadening awareness of other faiths at an important age when opinions and prejudices can first form
- Provide Catholic children with a deeper understanding of the practices of their own religious tradition.
“Catholic churches come in many sizes and shapes, but they all have much in common. The explanations and photographs in this fine volume will help you to understand all that goes to make up the sacramental space where God’s people gather. Enjoy this beautiful book!”
—Mitch Finley, author of Prayer for People Who Think Too Much: A Guide to Everyday, Anywhere Prayer from the World’s Faith Traditions and The Joy of Being Catholic
“Excellent and informative.”
—Spirituality & Health
“For children of the age range for which the books are intended, there’s nothing else quite like these books.... Outstanding.... Succinct and colorful."
“Father Michael Keane, with the help of photographer Aaron Pepis, has created this beautiful book to help you understand what is in a Catholic church. Take the book with you the next time you visit a church and compare the pictures in the book with what you see in your church. Read the text to discover what an altar is, why there are candles and flowers, why there are statues and stained glass windows, and many other items.”
—from the Foreword by Robert J. Kealey, EdD, Executive Director, Department of Elementary Schools, National Catholic Educational Association