‘Communion’ means ‘being at one with’. The celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of being at one with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as well as being at one with one another. It is about God making the world holy and of people offering worship to God. The Eucharist is a memorial of Jesus’ sacrifice. Jesus’ sacrifice unites the whole Church, those in Heaven and those on earth and makes it one Church.
That is why, in the Eucharist, prayer reference is made to Mary and all the saints. There are three Eucharistic prayers written specially for children. We read the text of the third. As we read the text, we considered all the words and phrases that speak about communion (friendship) and all the people with whom the Christian family are joined in communion.
The children then made a PowerPoint presentation/guide for younger children about Eucharistic Prayer III, so that they will understand it better when they hear it prayed.