Bekids.mt was conceived when leaders of different children’s ministries in the Archdiocese of Malta came together to plan for the Pentecost 2020 Pope Francis visit. The papal visit was eventually postponed, but this first of many other online meetings to follow, also happened to be on the very first day that schools, churches and catechetical centres in Malta closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To support all Catholic parents, who remain those primarily responsible for their children’s Christian formation, the team of ministers created a resource website with children’s games, videos, podcasts and crafts rich in catechetical content. The team also prepared a weekly “Sunday Liturgy” gospel reflection for families as well as encouraged all children and their family to come together to pray in their “Prayer corner.”
This new bekids.mt aims to offer an even more comprehensive catechetical formation for children preparing to receive the sacraments. It is aimed to help parents, catechists and all those tasked with young people’s formation in the faith to accompany children and pre-teens to reflect on the relation between gospel and life (“Sunday Liturgy”), to nurture their life of prayer (“Prayer Corner”), to grow in virtue as inspired by the life of the saints (“Heroes”) and to learn more about the Catholic tradition (“Know Your Faith”).
Bekids.mt will also partner with other international catechetical websites to offer the best formation through digital media for our children in their homes, parishes, catechetical centres and schools.
|Sunday liturgy category:||Mariosa Micallef and Fr David Torpiano|
|Prayer corner category:||Fr Reuben Gauci, Charlotte Portelli, Sr Anna Sammut and Glen Mercieca|
|Heroes category:||Pauline Darmanin and Noeleen Vassallo|
|Catechism in pictures:||Brenda Prato|
|Website content manager:||Martina-Anne Attard|
|Website development:||Liam Farrugia|
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