The final section of the DMC. It’s been a wild ride, hasn’t it?
55. The contents of the Directory have as their purpose to help children readily and joyfully to encounter Christ together in the eucharistic celebration and to stand with Him in the presence of the Father. [See Roman Missal, Eucharistic Prayer II.] If they are formed by conscious and active participation in the eucharistic sacrifice and meal, they should learn day by day, at home and away from home, to proclaim Christ to others among their family and among their peers, by living the “faith, that works through love” (Gal 5:6).
You have to love the hammering away on “conscious and active participation,” don’t you?
This Directory was prepared by the Congregation for Divine Worship. On 22 October 1973, Pope Paul VI approved and confirmed it and ordered that it be published.