Kevin and Mary O’Neill. The Holy Mass: On Earth as It Is in Heaven. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2022. Hardcover. $34.95. 240 pages. Available from the publisher.
Kevin and Mary O’Neill. Catechism of the Seven Sacraments. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2022. Hardcover. $34.95. 292 pages. Available from the publisher.
Get ready to embark on an adventure!
The newest Lego book in Kevin and Mary O’Neill’s Building Blocks of Faith Series is finally here. Children, families, and classes will be enthralled as Catholic friends Fulton and Cynthia return to explain the real meaning behind the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Sacraments. With crisp dialogue and exciting photos laid out in a comic-book format, The Holy Mass: On Earth as It Is in Heaven is already delighting readers young and old.
A reviewer enthused: “EVERY CATHOLIC FAMILY SHOULD HAVE THIS BOOK! My wonderful 3yo son has the attention span of a goldfish, and yet he is captivated by the book. For those who cannot read, the pictures alone help evangelize and educate. I have studied and listened to Dr. Scott Hahn, Tim Staples, Dr. Brant Pitre, Trent Horn, and many other fantastic apologists and theologians, yet I have still learned new things from this book alongside my children!”
Other reviewers shared:
My kids haven't put it down since they received it. And I know they're learning because of all the 'mom, did you know...' moments they share. I really appreciate a resource like this that helps them connect to mass.”
“Our family has loved the Catechism of the Seven Sacraments book [in this series], so we knew this book would also be a big hit with our children. So far, everyone has loved reading it, and we looked forward to gifting copies to our godsons at Christmas!”
Readers will see how the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New Testament and learn about what Jesus taught His Apostles. In these precious pages, they will find:
- Where to find each part of the Mass in Scripture
- Why Catholics believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist
- How Old Testament figures and worship relates to the Holy Mass
- The significance of each element in the Mass
- How to draw most from the Mass, including sanctifying grace
- Eucharistic miracles and saints’ quotes on the Holy Eucharist
Also included is a glossary by Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
A reviewer concluded: “It [The Holy Mass: On Earth as It Is in Heaven] teaches God’s Plan for our salvation in the most exciting and engaging way I have ever seen and makes the Mass come alive for the whole family. I truly cannot say enough positive things about this book! Everyone who sees it will be blown away. THANK YOU for this AMAZING resource!”
Readers will recall the O’Neill’s Catechism of the Seven Sacraments unpacks the power of each sacrament by instructing readers about their biblical meaning, relevance to their lives, the significance of various symbols, and how to prepare to receive abundant grace.
It also explains belief in the Trinity, the Incarnation, Marian devotion, and the purpose of our creation, showing readers God’s covenant relationships in Scripture and His Covenant with us today.
Reviewers commented: "I bought this [Catechism of the Seven Sacraments] for my daughter's 10th birthday and ended up reading it myself before I gave it to her! What a fun, kid relevant way to explain the sacraments! My daughter thinks is it amazing, and I agree! This is definitely going to be my new go-to First Communion gift! "
“Bought this for an 8 year boy who is obsessed with legos. This book was a big hit at the Communion with adults and kids wanting to flip through the pages.”
“Fantastic for parents to read with their children. Great way to have discussions about the sacraments and your faith with them. I got it for my daughter as a first Holy Communion gift.”
The Holy Mass: On Earth as It Is in Heaven and Catechism of the Seven Sacraments are ideal keepsakes to help pass on the Faith in families and parishes for years to come.
Members of the media may send an email to Sophia Institute Press’ Director of Publicity, Sarah Lemieux at slemieux@SophiaInstitute.com to receive a physical or digital copy of The Holy Mass: On Earth as It Is in Heaven, or Catechism of the Seven Sacraments, and/or to schedule an interview.