NOTE: Due to COVID precautions, we are not able to offer Children's Liturgy of the Word at this time. Please check back here for more information.
What is it?
Liturgy of the Word for Children is a program in which the Sunday scripture readings are proclaimed and explained on a level appropriate to children aged 2-7 at Sunday Mass from September through May. Any child in this age group may participate.
What exactly do they do?
The children gather with their leaders in the front of the altar after the Opening Prayer and are sent forth by the presider. They process to the Oak Room or Marian Room. After a brief Welcome and Opening Prayer, they listen to the First Reading proclaimed from the Children’s Lectionary. They are then led in singing a Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. Next, the Gospel is proclaimed by one of the adult leaders. An age-appropriate reflection on the Word is shared by the leader through stories, discussions, or pictures – whatever the leader finds most appropriate to conveying the meaning of the scriptures. The children are then invited to share their own thoughts and ideas. Following this, the children profess a simple Act of Faith, pray their Prayers of Intercession, and finally return to their families at the time of the Presentation of the Gifts.
What is the schedule?
This starts in September and runs until the end of May. Occasionally there will be no CLOW due to a holiday or the mass will be a children’s/family mass.
How can you help?
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Would you like to signup or volunteer? Please email Elizabeth Kos at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-447-1020.
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