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I Went to Mass, What Did I See?


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By Katie Warner, Illustrated by Meg Whalen

Favorite images from the Mass fill the pages of this beautiful book, helping children learn, label, and love what they see in their own church.  With the book’s upbeat cadence, whimsical rhyme, and adorable illustrations, children will delight right along with the little boy at all there is to see at Mass.

I Went to Mass is sure to become a classic for Catholic children everywhere!

This beautifully illustrated treasure will be enjoyed by young children and parents as they prayerfully ponder the signs and images seen at the Mass. Truly it will help the children to a more fully active participation in the liturgy. It is a wonderful addition to any family’s library and a perfect gift. -Mary Mirrione, National Director for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the United States

“I Went to Mass is a greatly needed treasure for children and the grown-ups who love them. With bright, detailed illustrations and inviting prose, this book offers your family a look at the many treasures of our faith present in the celebration of the Mass. Give your children the gift of I Went to Mass and find them excitedly anticipating the Eucharist!” - Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of and author of the Chime Travelers series

“What a charming, delightful delivery of catechetical content for the very young!  Not only does it present the child’s experience at Church in the sacramental setting of Sunday Mass, but it concentrates that content in repetition, with a definitive rhythm and even some rhyme. Very young children can “read” within the arms of their parents – cementing their “learning with love.”  Quick! I need two copies immediately for a grandson and a great grandson!” -Dr. Carol Younger, Author for WINE (Women in the New Evangelization), Retired teacher, counselor, administrator, and grandmother of eight

I Went to Mass is a charming book that will draw little hearts into the joy of going to Mass. With gentle illustrations and warm prose, it is the perfect companion for every Catholic kid.” - Sam Guzman, founder of The Catholic Gentleman and father of four

Author Katie Warner, full-time Catholic wife and mom, has extensive experience sharing the Catholic faith through writing, speaking, and teaching. Through, she offers creative resources to raise faith-filled families. Katie is the author of Head & Heart and a popular prayer journal series, the most well-known being A Parent Who Prays. She holds a graduate degree in Catholic Theology from the Augustine Institute, is a correspondent for the National Catholic Register, the Communication Manager for Catholics Come Home, and a national Catholic speaker and TV segment host.

Illustrator Meg Whalen studied illustration at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design and has a graduate degree in theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver, where she met Katie. As a child she was captivated by the many books her parents read to her and by the Sunday comics, especially Calvin & Hobbes, which inspired her own childhood comic strip. Drawn to the beauty of children’s book illustrations, she is eager to create beautiful picture books for the New Evangelization. She now lives in Florida with her husband and daughter, a budding artist herself. This is Meg’s first picture book.

of going to Mass. With gentle illustrations and warm prose, it is the perfect companion for every Catholic kid.” - Sam Guzman, founder of The Catholic Gentleman and father of four.

Hardcover, 2018

Children's Books