Talk about the word community, define the meaning using the dictionary to support.
Explore different types of community to which you belong (e.g. family, school, city etc.)
What makes each of these a community?
What roles and responsibilities do people take on in these communities? What would happen if they didn’t fulfil their roles and responsibilities?
What could we do to be better members of our school/class community?
Introduce the term parish – special community of God’s family.
Discuss the special roles and responsibilities of different people in the parish e.g. priest, reader, altar server, musician etc.
Where does our parish community gather together?
Introduce the idea of the wider Church as a community of people and not just a building.