What is Children’s Liturgy?
In our Catholic Tradition, Children’s Liturgy is not Sunday School, rather it is the celebration of God’s Word for children. At this young age, children learn the stories of how Jesus has saved us by reflecting on the Sunday Gospel in language they can understand and through activities which relate the Gospel message to their daily lives.
Who can Attend Children’s Liturgy?
This ministry is intended for children in kindergarten to grade 3. Once the child has received his/ her First Communion, we ask that the child remain with the congregation during Sunday Mass to learn to worship with the entire Community. It also provides the opportunity for the child to become an altar server.
Sometimes younger children feel more at ease if accompanied by a parent. Parents are always welcome to attend Children’s Liturgy if it will enhance the experience of your child.
Parents are kindly reminded to inform the Children’s Liturgy volunteers if your child has any special needs or allergies of which we should be aware.
Benefits of Children’s Liturgy
Children’s Liturgy can help your child to:
- celebrate the presence of God in his Word;
- understand the gospel message in a language at their level;
- experience the Church as community;
- form a loving response to God’s Word; and,
- learn about the Faith in a positive and enjoyable atmosphere.
Children’s Liturgy also encourages you to come to Mass as a family, and helps the Parish Community to embrace and acknowledge children as members of God’s family with their own unique spiritual needs.
When is Children’s Liturgy?
Children’s Liturgy begins mid-September until June and is held during the 11:00 am Sunday Mass.