Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Review: Cat Chat Vol. 4 - The Mass Comes Alive

I requested Cat Chat Volume 4: The Mass Comes Alive, because my daughter was preparing for First Holy Communion last spring, and I really wanted to excite her about the Mass. She loves the other Cat Chat CDs we own (I think we have all of them now), so I hoped she would especially enjoy this one.
I was not disappointed! As usual, the creators of this series have presented the Catholic faith in a solid way with songs and stories full of contagious enthusiasm for the Holy Mass! If you have never listened to Cat Chat before, you should know that the entire show is presented as a father teaching his children about the faith. This simple but ingenious way of presenting the audio show always makes me feel like I am sitting in the Millers' living room, benefiting from a loving parent guiding his beloved children.
The stories are real and meaningful to my children, ages 5 and 8, and even to me! On this show, there is an excellent explanation of the Creed and beautiful reminders of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. My enthusiasm for the faith (and for teaching it in a way that will excite my children) is definitely renewed whenever we listen to a Cat Chat CD.
The quality of the music continues to amaze me, compared to some other Christian songs for children. These songs are catchy, memorable, and beautifully sung, not at all irritating to adult ears. I especially enjoyed "Come Live in Me," since my original goal was preparation for receiving Jesus in the Eucharist.
The Mass Comes Alive is now a favorite in our van, and we enjoy the sincerity of the programs so much that we feel like we are a part of the Miller family! It helps, I'm sure, that we have a cat just as tenacious as Moses!!!
Also, I was excited to see that they have a Catholic Vacation Bible School program based on this audio show called "Marvelous Mystery!" I will be looking into that for next summer!
You can purchase this CD here.

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Erin said...

We LOVE Cat Chat at our house. WE have them all and cannot sing their praises enough. My 5 year old quotes them all of the time. My 2 year old learning the Hail Mary from the "Mary Leads me to Jesus". Thanks

Kelle said...

We love Cat Chat too. Hannah is addicted to books on tape and this was one of our early purchases when that started years ago. We have 5 of them and are still lacking one Cat Chat, I think though.