Take a closer look!
Take a closer look!

Open the doors to a Catholic church, and what do you find? A community of all ages and vocations who come together to worship Jesus, really and truly present with us in the Eucharist!

In This Catholic Church, a beautifully illustrated cumulative tale, celebrates our Church as a true family, from the people and families in the pews to the priest at the altar, and the love of Jesus Christ who abides in the hearts of his people. This book will help children form a deeper understanding and appreciation for their parish family and how and why we pray together as the Body of Christ at Mass.


About the Author

Maura Roan McKeegan is the award-winning author of a number of Catholic children’s books, including Into the Sea, Out of the Tomb: Jonah and Jesus; St. Conrad and the Wildfire; and Where is Jesus Hidden? She also writes articles for various magazinesAs a former classroom reading teacher, she has a passion for picture books. “I love the way picture books reach across generations to bring the joy and simplicity of childhood to readers of all ages, from the very young to the very old,” she says. Reading aloud with children is her favorite hobby.

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About the Illustrator

Ted Schluenderfritz has worked in the Catholic publishing world for the past twenty years as an illustrator and graphic designer. He has been the art director for magazines such as Catholic DigestEnvoy, and Gilbert Magazine. Besides editorial illustration, he has illustrated several children’s books, including Portrait of the Son by Josephine Nobisso, the Old and New series by Maura Roan McKeegan, and The Attic Saint by Tim Drake. He and his family publish an online magazine for children and their parents, 5sparrows.com, which features original stories, liturgical reflections, puzzles, games, and much more. To see more of his art, visit him on Instagram @schluenderfritz and @5sparrowskids.

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