ONLINE Children's Liturgy of the Word
The Children’s Liturgy takes place on Sundays at the 9:00 AM Mass. (Children's Liturgy does not take place on select Sundays throughout the year. Please check the Parish Calendar for the dates of Children's Liturgy.)
Children in grades Kindergarten to six are welcome to attend. Younger children may attend with the accompaniment of an older sibling if the younger child is well behaved.
The purpose of the Children’s Liturgy is to help bring the Word of God into the hearts of children that they may come to know, love and serve God. The Children’s Liturgy is not a playtime or a time for arts and crafts. It is the Mass. The children listen to the same scriptures that are read in the church, however they are written at a level comprehensible to a child. After the scripture readings, there is an interactive homily where children may ask questions about the readings. Following the homily, the children profess their faith through the Apostles’ Creed, followed by Intercessory Prayers where the children may request prayers for family, friends, and pets in need. The children then return to church to complete the Liturgy of the Eucharist with their families.
There are many ways that the children may participate in the Children’s Liturgy. There is a sign up sheet in the back of the church where parents may volunteer their child to be in the opening procession. A child in Kindergarten or above may help as a prayer person. A child carrying the banner should be about three feet tall (the banner is a little heavy for small children to carry). A child participating as the children’s Lector must be at least in fifth grade or able to read at a fifth grade reading level. During the Children’s Liturgy, children will be selected at random to participate in various ways. Some may hold up our Responsorial Psalm signs, or our crucifix during our Prayer Petitions. Some may hand out/collect copies of the Apostles’ Creed, and some may participate in skits when we act out the story of the Gospel.
If your child would like to participate, he or she may come forward when the children are called at the beginning of Mass. No sign-up or registration is necessary.
Adult participation is welcomed. All participating adults must be Virtus trained.
Please join us online for Children's Liturgy this Sunday. The first link is connected to ShowMe.com. Kids can listen to the children's version of the Scriptures and participate in the prayers.
Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (July 26th, 2020)
Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (July 19th, 2020)
Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (July 12th, 2020)
The second link is connected to Formed.com where the kids will see a short video of Fr. Solanus and other kids telling his stories. There are 11 short videos in the series. We will add one video each week.
Fr Solanus - 22nd Sunday
Fr Solanus - 21st Sunday
The kids in the video are coloring pictures (one for each video story) that can be downloaded and printed at home from the pdf attachment below or parents can just go to Formed, search for 'extraordinary' and download the coloring pages directly from there.