As my husband and I sat in church this weekend with our son, our parish was announcing the confirmation class. My husband mentioned to me that he wanted our son to have the opportunity to live a religious life and take part in a religious education class. We still have some time as our son is only 5 1/2 but we wondered if our church would be able to work with us in helping to prepare him. Then I came across this product and I thought wow what a wonderful thing.
I wanted to share this with all of you in case any of you may be wondering the same thing. I plan to purchase this and will share with you our experience. But here is information on the Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit. The story behind this is truly inspiring. It began as 14-year-old Brian Rizzo’s 2008 Eagle Scout Project as he developed a special needs library at his parish, inspired by his younger sister Danielle who has autism. Working with his parents, they developed a series of learning tools to be used by children preparing to celebrate First Eucharist. The tools help catechists to ensure that children with special needs meet the USCCB requirements for First Eucharist which are the ability to distinguish the Holy Eucharist from ordinary food and to receive the Eucharist reverently. Loyola Press proudly and happily developed the Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit based on Brendan’s work.