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Children's Liturgy of the Word


The term 'Children's Liturgy of the Word' refers to the practice of children leaving the Sunday assembly during the Liturgy of the Word and gathering elsewhere to celebrate a separate Liturgy of the Word that is more appropriate to their level of understanding.

With this program, school age children to early teens are invited to hear the Mass readings in a way they can better understand.  The topic of the readings and Gospel are the same as the adult version proclaimed in church. At the beginning of Mass, Father invites the children to come forward with the leader to receive a blessing before going to the classroom area for the Liturgy of the Word. A brief discussion about the readings also occurs. The children then return to church to be with their families for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Sundays during the 10:30 a.m. Mass throughout the school year, Summer schedule may vary.  Please contact Bill Pospisil if you have any questions about this faith formation opportunity.