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traditional First Communion preparation
« on: October 25, 2020, 01:02:48 PM »
I may be in the situation of preparing some of my grandchildren for First Communion.  When I went through this stage with my own children I had not yet discovered traditional Catholicism.  I am not sure I would trust the materials I used then.

What materials/resources do you recommend for this?
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Re: traditional First Communion preparation
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 09:01:50 AM »
I've heard of Baltimore Catechism 1 being used.
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Re: traditional First Communion preparation
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 12:15:28 PM »
I use the St. Joseph First Communion Catechism.  You could also check Lepanto Press.  They have excellent books.  You might find some stuff there to supplement the Catechism. 

ETA: the Seton religion books are good, as well.  We use those, too
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Re: traditional First Communion preparation
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 10:12:06 PM »
When I made my First Communion in 1959 and was Confirmed in 1964 we received our preparation at the parochial school and the Baltimore Catechism was used.  Number 1 would undoubtable have been used for our 2nd grade First Communion class, and Number 2 or 3 for Confirmation.
 
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Re: traditional First Communion preparation
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 04:02:31 AM »
I used St Josephs Catechism too.
 
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Re: traditional First Communion preparation
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2020, 01:29:38 AM »
Get the catechism from the SSPX sisters in Browerville. You want "year C," it is the first communion year. Wonderful lessons and beautiful stories. So nice! You can even do correspondence catechism with the Sisters and they grade the work and write letters to your child(ren). Really really nice!
 
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Re: traditional First Communion preparation
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2020, 01:36:02 AM »
I like "first communion stories" which you can listen to on libravox there is a spreadsheet that links each story with a corresponding catechism chapter
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Re: traditional First Communion preparation
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2020, 01:59:09 PM »
Thanks for all the help, everyone. 
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Re: traditional First Communion preparation
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2020, 01:37:40 PM »
There's an interesting short novel (allegorical fiction) called The King of the Golden City which I think is intended to aid in first communion preparation. Angelus Press sells it. I think it's no longer under copyright, but I can't seem to find the text for free online anywhere. (There is a free audio version on LibriVox though.)
 

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Re: traditional First Communion preparation
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2020, 02:06:05 PM »
There's an interesting short novel (allegorical fiction) called The King of the Golden City which I think is intended to aid in first communion preparation. Angelus Press sells it. I think it's no longer under copyright, but I can't seem to find the text for free online anywhere. (There is a free audio version on LibriVox though.)

That is *wonderful* but chapter 12 could be scary for little ones.
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Re: traditional First Communion preparation
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2020, 01:43:16 AM »
King of the Golden City is available from St. Augustine Academy Press