The local church gives thanks for God’s blessings in its liturgical celebrations and in the way it lives its parish life. Christians belong to the local church community – the parish, which celebrates in a variety of ways. they celebrate tradition and story and find their meaning in Jesus.
Scripture: Matthew 18:20 Where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1140: It is the whole community, the Body of Christ united with its Head, that celebrates. ‘Liturgical services are not private functions but are celebrations of the Church which is the sacrament of unity, namely, the holy people united and organised under the authority of the bishops.’
Through this theme, children will come to understand what a celebration is and how the parish family celebrate.