‘…the particular way in which the Spirit is given to each person is for a good purpose…’
1 Cor. 12:7
The Children’s Liturgy is an important part of the Parish life and has been running for at least 12 years.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for children up to the age of 8, at the 10:30 am Mass. No pre-registration is necessary. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
After the Sign of the Cross and Welcome, at the beginning, of the mass, the children are invited to go with the weekly leaders from the church to the Lampley Room (lower level on the house/church link corridor). During this special time, the volunteer leader leads the children through prayers, songs and readings that are simplified for children.
The children learn about the same Scripture readings as the rest of the parish. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents after Mass.
Volunteers are needed to teach the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. This is a great opportunity for adults and senior school youth to help these eager youngsters learn the Word of the Lord.
For more information or to get involved, contact the parish priest or the CLOW co-ordinator.
Description of role/activity
- Read a children’s version of the Gospel
- Discuss the Gospel in a way that is relevant to the age group, using games, drama, pictures, other stories, songs, etc
- Support educational activity-colouring, craft, word search, crossword etc.
- Activity resources are provided
- Experienced helpers will support any newcomers
- The children’s liturgy runs every Sunday at the 10.30am Mass except during school holidays
- Ideally each helper will do one session every half-term but this depends on how many helpers are available.
- Rotas are sent out by email
- Helpers meet once a year to discuss and share experiences