Mary, the First Disciple is written for young Catholics, grades 7-10, to enable them to “proclaim the greatness of the Lord.” This is accomplished by actively involving the participants in an understanding of Mary as a model of openness and spirituality—a woman of the church.Young people will meet Mary in scripture as a young teenager, follow her journey, and watch her grow into the woman known as the Mother of God. Through interviews, role-plays, service projects, reflection questions, and prayer the program will help students also learn more about themselves.
Note that some dioceses have additional requirements to complete in order to receive the medal or patch, beyond what is stated in the booklet. Please reach out to your local diocese to let them know you are completing the program and ask about any additional requirement or award ceremonies they will be holding.
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