'Freddie Freckles and the Sacraments' is a great way to introduce children to Sacramental Preparation through stories!
Join Freddie as he goes on a journey where he learns more about the sacraments. This collection of short stories is written for children aged seven to nine and explore many rites from the Catholic Church – looking back to the signficance of their baptism and forward to their confirmation. Along the way Freddie also learns the true meaning of Easter and Christmas and begins to have a better understanding of prayer and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. For each chapter Fr Tim has written helpful guides for when to tell each story along with scripture references. Ideal for small groups of children but also great for children to read on their own. Freddie Freckles is a gentle way to teach them about the sacraments.
A Quick Word About The Author
Father Timothy Buckley is a Redemptorist priest and author. He is a very busy parish priest at Bishop Eton and also at St Mary’s, Woolton where he tries to do everything he can to help build communities of faith in which people help each other to flourish. Fr Tim has always had a gift for communicating well with people of all ages and backgrounds and has developed ways to pass on the joyful gospel message in new exciting ways. Over the years Fr Tim has developed a way of explaining aspects of faith and events that happen in the church to children in a clear yet fun way through the loveable character of Freddie Freckles. Children love Freddie, his enthusiasm is infectious and through his lived experiences they better understand what their priest, parents, teachers and catechists are trying to help them understand.
Father Tim has spent his adult life working as a parish priest, Vocations Director for the Redemptorists, Publishing Director at Redemptorist Publications and studying; he gained an MA in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha, USA and he has a doctorate from Heythrop University in London. He currently has three books published – What Binds Marriage? – Roman Catholic Theology in Practice, Take Heart: Expand your vision of God and The Adventures of Freddie Freckles.