Children’s Liturgy of the Word
At Masses during which Children’s Liturgy of the Word is offered, the celebrant will call the children (grades K-3) forward and give them a blessing. A catechist and helper will lead the children into one or two of our adjacent meeting rooms , where children will read and discuss the same readings as the congregation. The children celebrate the Liturgy of the Word just like the entire congregation, except they get to move and interact in a way appropriate for their age level. After the homily and before the Eucharistic Prayers, the children return to the main worship area and rejoin their families.
Here is what they do. It should look very familiar!
Welcome the Children
Proclaim the 1st Reading
Proclaim the Gospel
Children’s Homily – This is interactive with great ways for the children to reflect on Scripture and how the morning’s readings apply to their lives.
Prayers of the Faithful