We have recently gained more volunteers to help to run our Children’s Liturgy at the 11 o’clock service and are pleased to say that it will run every Sunday, aside from holidays and festivals. To check the scheduling for this term, please access our latest newsletter, which also contains pictures of our liturgy leaders.
What happens during our sessions?
Children’s Liturgy is a continuation of the mass but targeted to the younger audience. We aim to create the same respectful atmosphere as in Church, and present the gospel message each week, along with prayers in a way the little ones better understand. We choose an aspect of the Catholic faith to reach at an appropriate level. This is usually the Gospel that Father Robinis reading but may be Bible Stories, parables, saints or other. This is followed by an activity such as arts and crafts or drama to reinforce the teaching.
Who can attend?
Our target audience is 4 to 8yrs. (Largely, Children of school age, up until they have taken their First Holy Communion) However, we also welcome younger and older attendees, and would simply request that those under 4 are accompanied by an adult.
Where is it?
Children gather at the altar during the first hymn. We then receive Fr’s blessing, before processing to the St Mary’s room. Children may also join the procession as it passes or come to the St. Mary’s room.
If you would like to join our team, or have any questions about our Children’s Liturgy, please contact Bec by clicking on this link.