First Communion Liturgies: Preparing First-Class First Celebrations  -     By: Donna M. Eschenauer
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First Communion Liturgies: Preparing First-Class First Celebrations

Liturgical Press / 2014 / Paperback

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Why do parish First Communion Masses so often neglect good liturgical principles? Should these celebrations resemble something analogous to a recital? Or, should they be celebrations worthy of the praise and glory of God?

First Communion Liturgies explores the purpose and practice of First Communion in our time, uncovers the pitfalls associated with it, and offers a guide for preparing celebrations that will enrich the lives of children and families, bringing them into a deeper relationship with God and the church.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 100
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 081464967X
ISBN-13: 9780814649671

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Author Bio

Donna Eschenauer is the director of religious education and the catechumenate at the Cathedral Parish of St. Agnes in Rockville Centre, New York. She received her PhD from the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. Her recent publication A Second Look at the Directory for Masses with Children appeared as a featured article for PrayTell, the blog of Liturgical Press and Saint JohnG??s School of Theology. Her book on the Triduum is forthcoming.

Editorial Reviews

"What a relief from the entertainment, sentimentality and photo-shots of First Communions hoisted upon us each spring. Eschenauer offers a creative alternative, namely, Eucharistic enchantment. Her book is full of wise guides and illuminating examples. Every parish ought to stock a bookshelf full of this gem of a book. Only a seasoned pastoral minister with a deeply grounded liturgical and educational background could write this very practical, yet profound, book."
            Dr. Kieran Scott
            Fordham University


"This is a very positive and promising work—the enthusiasm of the author for the subject is contagious! The many practical suggestions—along with the clear grasp of the background material, and a pleasant writing style, have all contributed to make this a very encouraging and inspiring ’read’ for me."
            Rev. Joseph C. Henchey, CSS
            Professor of Dogmatic Theology
            St. Joseph’s Seminary, New York


"Born out of more than twenty years of exceptional pastoral ministry, Donna Eschenauer’s First Communion Liturgies is a compendium of wise pastoral suggestions rooted in real-life experiences. Collaborative to the core, in an era when individualism too often triumphs, Eschenauer envisions celebrations that are integral to parish life, celebrated in the midst of the gathered assembly and formative for child, family and parish. Assuming the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and the Third Edition of the Roman Missal as foundational, Eschenauer handles thorny questions with wisdom and grace, incorporating stories drawn from her rich experience of pastoral ministry. Intended to be read as a whole, Eschenauer’s First Communion Liturgies is rich in theology without being pedantic, loaded with fine pastoral suggestions that proved successful, and enhanced by references and recommendations to other resources."
Dr. Julia Upton, RSM
Distinguished Professor of Theology
  St. John's University, NY

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