Meet Father Peter and Altar Boy Paul. Using the provided paper dolls and cutout vestments, children could help Father Peter dress properly for the celebration of Mass or the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in all its pre-Vatican II splendor. The instructions encouraged children to color the vestments appropriately for whichever liturgical season they would like to celebrate or to use the color for their patron saint’s day.
The article also includes descriptions of all the priestly paraphernalia that Fr. Peter and Altar Boy Paul would employ for Mass and the Benediction. From candlesticks, a missal and a monstrance to a host, a chalice and a paten, the cutouts are quite exhaustive and the accompanying information is quite educational. There’s even a pop-up altar to assemble!