Liturgy of the Word with Children

Liturgy of the Word with Children

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At Masses during which Liturgy of the Word with Children 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.
Please keep your preschoolers with you during Liturgy of the Word or take advantage of our parish childcare during Mass.
We will let the presiding priest and sacristan know in advance the age groups that will gather each Sunday. Please listen to the invitation when Father calls the children forward.
We would love to share with you our great resource materials and offer you an orientation if you are interested in this ministry. Please contact Hannah Hach at (360) 292-7114 or email hhach@saintmichaelparish.org
Sharing God’s Word at Home
Our parish uses curriculum from Loyola Press for faith formation of our young children. This link might offer a great family opportunity to share Sunday’s readings. You may go to the link and click on the upcoming Sunday: loyolapress.com/sunday-connection

Here is what they do. It should look very familiar!

The Procession
Welcome the Children
Opening Prayer
Proclaim the 1st Reading
Psalm Response
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.
The Creed
Prayers of the Faithful