Mass Time Meaningful
The Children’s Missalette helps kids understand and follow along with Mass like never before.
Help us reach our goal so that we can bring the Children’s Missalette to the world!
Mass Time Is Hard
It’s hard for parents, and it’s hard for kids. Even children who are old enough to start understanding the mass often become bored and distracted. Even when you do have your child’s undivided attention, it can be hard to know what to say to help them understand and appreciate the mass and their faith.
As a result, mass time often becomes a rote part of our kids’ spiritual lives. We find other times to teach them about God and hope that they’ll magically start to love mass before they get to college.
What if our kids could follow along with the mass every Sunday? What if they were excited to do so? Not because of an activity or printable but because of something that helped them learn even more about the Mass as a whole?
We Figured Out The Answer
And we call it the Children’s Missalette. We figured out how to get kids to look forward to Mass, pay attention while they’re there, and actually learn about both the Mass and the liturgical year in the process.
Now, that’s a tall order. So let’s break down exactly how we’re doing it and how we know it works.
How The Children’s Missalette Works
The Children’s Missalette is a weekly program that gives kids what they need to be engaged and follow along during Mass time. Each week, they’ll watch videos about the Mass, read a story about feast days, and most importantly, follow along with the liturgy using the Children’s Missalette.
A Missalette Designed for Kids
The beauty of the Children’s Missalette is that it’s more like an advent calendar than a Roman Missal. Any kid would prefer to uncover a surprise than crack open a thick book.
Every week, your child will open ten windows during Mass to uncover a picture/story card beneath. They get to open each window after completing an action like speaking, singing, kneeling, or watching along during Mass. Kids who’ve used the missalette are bursting with anticipation as they wait to see what the picture is. This method is awesome for kids and works way better than anything else we’ve seen.
A Story for the Liturgical Year
After Mass, your child can take out the story card with the picture they revealed during Mass and read about the feast day or aspect of the faith featured on that card. This is designed to help kids learn about and celebrate the liturgical year as it happens!
Finally, when they get home, it’s time to add the story card to their collection. The story cards will have two holes so they can easily be added their My Liturgical Year book.
Building Their Liturgical Year
The My Liturgical Year book’s starter set is made up of two loose-leaf rings and a cover page that you’ll receive at the start of your subscription. You’ll get a new starter for each liturgical year at Advent, the beginning of the liturgical year.
The routine of reading the story and adding the card to their collection will be one that your child will look forward to every week. We want your child to cherish these books for life. And one day, we hope they show them to their kids as the thing that helped them understand and fall in love with the Mass. That’s how much we believe in the Children’s Missalette.
Easy 4 Mom + Dad = Happy
The missalettes are designed to be easy peasy. Once a month, you’ll receive four or more missalettes. You’ll have what you need for every Sunday, plus holy days of obligation (based on the USCCB norms). Each will have the date on the front. You can stick them in the glove compartment of your car and pull them out when it’s time for Mass. On the back of each missalette is an explanation of when to open each window during Mass in case you need a reminder. But you don’t have to teach it to them or get them pumped up and ready for Mass. That’s what the videos are for.
The Children’s Missalette also features two short videos each week. A “Mass Muscles” video and a “Diving into the Mass” video. Each is about 5 minutes long. You’ll get an email with links to the videos a day or two before Mass.
Building Their Mass Muscles
Accompanying Video #1
The Mass Muscles video walks your child through the missalette for the week helping to build up “spiritual muscles”, hence mass muscles. It briefly explains each of the 10 featured Mass parts. It also prompts kids to actively participate during each part. Parents usually like to play this video just before they leave for Mass or on their way to Mass.
Example Mass Muscles Video
Diving Into Mass (Your Growing Library)
Accompanying Video #2
You can’t love what you don’t know. The Catholic Mass is rich with profound beauty and meaning. This video will teach your child about the Mass itself. Each week, they’ll learn about a different aspect. It might be a Mass part, items found in church, or some other Mass related topic. This video is a fun way to gradually teach children more about the Mass.
Subscribers to the Children’s Missalette will have ongoing access to these videos as a growing library of information about the Mass for kids. This library will be an awesome resource to go back to time and time again to review things about the Mass.
Example Diving into the Mass Video
Kid Tested, Mother Approved
The Children’s Missalette has a winning combo that we know works. Not only have we used it ourselves, but we’ve also tested it with about 30 families. The feedback has been amazing. It’s only made us more confident that this is the right answer for guiding kids through Mass.
I have 7 year old and 6 year old boys. My 6 year old has always groaned when it came time to go to Mass, and it broke my heart. Every. Single. Time.
That same 6 year old boy just asked (on a Tuesday), “When can we go to church? I just keep waiting and waiting and waiting!” I asked him why he wanted to go to church so badly, and he said “I want to use the green booklet!” My heart was about to burst with joy because he was actually asking to go to church!
My 7 year old is always excited to use The Children’s Missalette, too! He is learning so much about the Mass and is actually using words, like “gospel, homily, communion, petitions”.
The Children’s Missalette was exactly what I needed to help my children be excited about going to Mass, help them stay engaged during Mass, and teach them about our faith. I absolutely love it!
My family of 4 wiggly boys plus one toddler girl absolutely loved using the missalettes during mass. They paid closer attention and my older participated in the songs and responses so much more.
We absolutely loved them and can’t wait to use them again.
We loved that the Children’s Missalette has a simple and reverent design and focuses on what is happening in the mass rather than just distracting them. They were more engaged and actually following along with the mass.
It made the parts of the mass easier to understand and be a part of. Best of all, they were excited to go to mass! Celeste (8), Joseph (6), Caleb (3)
– Kobi and Gretchen
The Missalette got my kids genuinely excited about going to Mass. My 5-year-old kept asking about going to mass and using the Missalette all week leading up to mass!
I have never seen my 5-year-old twins so engaged at mass as they were while using the Children’s Missalete! Thank you!
There’s only one more thing that we need to bring the Children’s Missalette to life and make it a reality starting on All Saints Day, Friday, November 1st 2019.
We Need You!
We need you to subscribe to the Children’s Missalette today to bring it to life. If we get at least 300 families to subscribe by Monday, September 30th 2019, we’ll have a strong enough subscriber base to produce the missalettes and change the way hundreds of kids interact with the Mass.
The best part is, that there will probably never be a better time to subscribe to the Children’s Missalette. We’re offering you the absolute best specials that we could come up with, but we can only offer it if you sign up by Monday, September 30th 2019.
Take advantage of these awesome specials and help bring the Children’s Missalette to life.
Sign Up Now To Be Part of the First Batch on November 1st, All Saints Day.
Children’s Missalette Launch Specials
Only Available Until September 30th, 2019
NEW Limited Time Specials
In addition to the specials below, when you sign up for ANY Children’s Missalette subscription and you’ll receive* these Bonuses FREE.
- Surprise Saint/Religous Magnet ($5 value) – Offer Ends 9/23
- Surprise Saint or Bible Character Sticker Set ($7 value) – Offer Ends 9/23
*To be delivered with your first set of missalette’s
Monthly Subscription Special
- Get a special price FOREVER
Pay 20% less than the post launch price
➤ Single Subscription
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- Get free Unus Deus stickers
($7 value, to be delivered with first set of missalettes)
- Get a special price FOREVER
Yearly Subscription Special
- Get a free copy of the Unus Deus card game
- Get a free Unus Deus Book
- Get free Unus Deus Stickers
- Free shipping on all Unus Deus products (to be delivered with first set of missalettes)
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Unus Deus Card Game
Unus Deus is our brand new card game inspired by a classic favorite. Instead of matching random colors and numbers, you match liturgical symbols and colors. The ratio of cards is meant to reflect the liturgical year, so there are more green cards (Ordinary Time) than purple (Lent). Each deck includes story cards that help children learn about the liturgical year.
Unus Deus Book
The Unus Deus book features the symbols, seasons, and stories from the game. The stories teach children what each of the symbols are and why they’re important. These are items that we see at Mass and letting kids experience them in a new way will help them to deepen their understanding and familiarity with them. While the Unus Deus game comes with story cards with the same stories, the book is a better way to experience them.
Unus Deus Stickers
The Unus Deus stickers also feature the symbols and seasons from the game. Have fun matching the colors or just free playing with the stickers. The set includes 27 high-quality die-cut stickers on with 70lb. High Gloss UV paper with an easy-peel back. They’re the perfect companion to the Unus Deus card game and book.
Children’s Missalette Q&A
What ages is the Children’s Missalette for?
- The Children’s Missalette is for ages 5 and up.
When will the subscription start?
- All Saints Day, November 1st, 2019.
When can I expect to be charged?
- Your first payment for the Children’s missalette will be on October 1st or 2nd 2019.
- When you sign up, you will see how many days until you are first charged. After that, you will be charged monthly or yearly depending on your subscription.
- You will not be charged during our launch period. We plan to raise all of the funds needed first and then charge after.
- Going forward monthly subscribers will always be charged the month before for the upcoming monthly subscription.
Does the Children’s Missalette work with the Latin Mass or other special situations?
- Unfortunately no.
- At this time the Children’s Missalette is only for the Novus Ordo, in English, and with the Holy Days of Obligation according to the USCCB’s norms. We hope to include the Extraordinary Form (Latin Mass/Tridentine Mass) in the future. If the Children’s Missalette is successful enough we’d love to support international Holy Days, different languages and other special situations. Your support now can help us get there.
When can I expect the missalettes to come?
- If you sign up during our launch, you’ll receive the first set of five missalettes in the mail for the month of November 2019 at the end of October. And at the end of November, you will receive the missalettes for December, etc.
When and how will I get the videos?
- About a day or two before each Mass included in the subscription, you’ll get an email with a link to the video for that Mass.
How do I access past videos?
- At the beginning, we’ll share a link to a page with all of the videos for the subscription. Over time, as the library of videos grows, we expect to create a more robust and organized way for you to access to videos on the site.
How does the “My Liturgical Year” book work?
- At the start of your subscription, you will receive a starter set for the book. This includes a cover page and loose-leaf ring. Each week you will add the new story card from inside your Children’s Missalette to build a book for the liturgical year. Each year, before Advent, you’ll receive a new cover page and rings.
How do manage my account?
- You can sign into your subscription account at mycatholickids.com. Just select “my account” in the menu. From there you can view your orders, change your payment method, change your password, update your address, and cancel your subscription.
How do I cancel my subscription?
- You can cancel your subscription at any time. Go to mycatholickids.com and select “my account” in the menu. Log in with the email and password that you created when you signed up. From there, select “My Subscription” and you’ll see the option to cancel under “Actions”.
- Keep in mind that monthly subscribers pay ahead for the coming month. You will receive the last month you paid for even after unsubscribing.
About My Catholic Kids
We’re Theresa and Charles Pobee-Mensah. Our goal is to create a passionately Catholic company that will make fun and unique products that will grow up with your kids. We’ve done three successful Kickstarter campaigns and have created a bunch of great products for Catholic kids that we’re super proud of. The Children’s Missalette is in good company.
Theresa has always been passionate about finding exciting ways to bring the Catholic faith to life. Naturally, she studied Communication Arts at Franciscan University of Steubenville and spent almost the next decade working there. Charles received his Masters in Theology at Franciscan.
Together we’re the perfect team! Charles has all the theological and technical knowledge, and Theresa make our projects fun and understandable for kids!
The Children’s Missalette is the culmination of a lot of thinking, planning, and designing all around how to get kids to better experience the Mass. We’ve tried lots of different things over the years, and we’re so extremely excited to finally have what we think is the ultimate solution for Kids.
We use fun and imaginative ways to help parents teach their children about the Catholic faith. This is what we do. Thank you for helping to bring the Children’s Missalette to life. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you.
Questions or comments about the Children’s Missalette? Please email us at email@example.com.