Somewhere in the mail this week - and I now can't remember wether it was in the Snail or E mail - I came across an advertisement for a new product, released on my birthday, from a company in the US called Wee Believers.
Pieces include: (All Cloth) Crucifix, Chalice, Thurible, Finger Bowl, Purificator, 2 Cruets, 2 Candles, Corporal, Paten, HostsSome of my more Liberal-Catholic friends would no doubt of spotted with some horror that this toy is only for BOYS. Perhaps by next year they will bring out the toy Altars to go with the mass sets and plastic flowers and carpet sweepers for the girls ministries in the Sanctuary ?!?
Overview: My Mass Kit is the flagship product in the WeeBelievers™ emerging Catholic toy line. This innovative, educational and entertaining soft-sculpture toy is aimed at play for young boys ages 3-11. Children will enjoy 'playing Mass' using this kit as a part of their play-time activities at home or at school and in environments such as a church sanctuary where busy-child activity requires solemn attendance.
My Mass Kit includes most items used during Holy Mass to aid in a child's first-hand interaction with the sacramental pieces used by the priest in the sacred liturgy. Also included is an ecclesial-approved instruction booklet to educate and foster faith exploration between adults and children. My Mass Kit is an excellent tool for catechists and faith-formation teachers, as well as parents, grandparents and godparents, anyone who interacts in faith development during early childhood development.