Liturgy of the Word
LITURGY OF THE WORD
SCRIPTURE FOR YOUNG MINDS
Liturgy of the Word with Children is a worship experience tailored for children ages 6 and older and is offered twice a month during Sunday Mass, from September through May.
As baptized members of our community, children have the right to hear the Word of God, but sometimes the vocabulary used in the readings during Mass prevents them from receiving the message.
The children hear Scripture readings taken from the Lectionary for Masses with Children which are worded for easier comprehension. Participants are also encouraged to share their own understanding of the readings.
After gathering in the church at the start of Mass for the Introductory Rites, the children process to their own “chapel.” The Liturgy of the Word with Children presiders proclaim the Word and help engage the children in a reflection of the day’s readings. After the Prayer of the Faithful, all return to the main assembly to join in celebrating the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Registration is not required. All who wish to participate may make a name tag on their way into Mass and are invited to join the group when the priest calls the children forward.
Liturgy of the Word with Children takes place during Sunday Mass for all school-age children, 6 and older on the following weeks:
Liturgy of the Word with Children will take place just during the 9:00 Sunday Masses on these dates:
January 16 & 23
February 13 & 20
March 13 & 20
April 10 & 24
May 15 & 22
September 11 & 18
October 9 & 16
November 13 & 20
December 11 & 18
January 15 & 22
February 12 & 19
March 12 & 19
April 16 & 23
May 14 & 21
Please bring your child to the church with you for the Gathering. The children will process to the Liturgy of the Word with Children room (102) from the church and will return to the main assembly for the Eucharist. No registration is necessary to participate.
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