The Jesse box introduces and encourages family Liturgy. Using simple arts and crafts the children are invited to listen to Salvation History through the scripture stories, where the parents engage in conversation with the children helping them discover the relevance Sacred Scripture has to their life and the plan of God through their own history.
Each parent knows their own children’s ability and speaks to them accordingly. Some may only use the arts and crafts as a family activity with focus on the Bible story. Others may want to use this time together to deepen family prayer time and others may want to help the children use the Scripture as a way to discern the plan of God for their life.
Whatever way the family uses the Jesse Box as a tool to come together and engage the children, the Sacred Scripture will bring fruit to the family as a whole. The children understand that the parents are placing the Bible at the center of their family life, helping to empower them as Domestic Church.
Each family is unique, however the Christian family is called to be an intimate experience of Church. The parents seeking to place Jesus Christ at the center of their families make the home the place where love, forgiveness, patience, sharing, generosity and trust are encountered, and above all divine worship.
The family members grow with an attitude of sharing their skills with one another and of service to each other.
The Christian family is infused with the Holy Spirit through the sacraments to help them in this mission.
The Second Vatican Council recognised the family as the Domestic Church and in the teaching of the Church encourages ways to help the family realise the gifts the Lord pours out on the family.
The Jesse Box Family edition is a beautifully produced 3D set containing all a family will need to bring scripture to life while capturing the imagination of the children using beautiful arts and crafts.
Bishop Lean Laffitte, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family in Rome, has described the Jesse Box as:
“a wonderful way to introduce and encourage Family Liturgy, bringing parents and children together around the Bible and supporting the family in the role as domestic church.”
Read how one parish is supporting family groups using the Jesse Box.
For more information and links please see www.thejessebox.com