Children's Liturgy of the Word
All children from Kindergarten through 6th Grade are invited to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word which occurs during the 9:30am mass on most Sundays from the end of September until the end of May. This program provides an opportunity for the children to break open the Word in a kid-friendly and age-appropriate environment. After the opening prayer, the children in grades K-6 are called forward by the presider for a special blessing and are dismissed from mass to the Sullivan Center to experience the scripture readings through listening, discussion and prayer. They return to mass prior to the Liturgy of the Eucharist. There is no registration or fee for this program. Children are encouraged to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word whenever it is offered.
Pre-kindergarten children can participate instead in the Rainbow Kids Program.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Does Children’s Liturgy of the Word occur at every mass?
A. It occurs most Sundays at 9:30am mass from end of September through end of May. You can confirm with one of the lay leaders at the beginning of the 9:30am if there will be children’s liturgy on that day. Otherwise, wait for children to be dismissed after opening prayer.
Q. Who leads the program?
A. There is a team of catechists responsible for leading the program. There are always at least two catechists present at each session.
Q. Is there a fee for the program?
A. No, the program is free.
Q. Must I pre-register my children?
No, the children are encouraged to join whenever they come to mass.