Children’s Liturgy of the Word Program
This program is offered at the 10:30 AM Mass for children ages
four through ten. The Liturgy of the Word celebrations are intended to
form children in the liturgical language of the Church, nourish and guide
their spiritual growth, and to immerse them in the Word in ways that they
The structure of the Children’s Liturgy of the Word is the same as
the Liturgy of the Word with the general assembly, hearing the same
readings of the day as the congregation, except that one of the first two
readings is omitted. The full structure is:
1. Gather with the assembly
2. Invitation and Sending the Children forth
3. Gather the Children
4. First Reading
5. Psalm and/or Psalm Response
6. Gospel Acclamation
7. Gospel – The highlight of the celebration
8. Interactive Homily – e.g. question & answers, games & crafts
9. Profession of Faith
10. General Intercessions – children are given the opportunity to
add their own intentions
11. Procession back to the assembly for the Liturgy of the
Eucharist and Concluding Rite
The series we use is called “Celebrate the Good News “by Maureen
Kelly. The Children’s Liturgy area always reflects the current liturgical
season. The atmosphere is geared to children and is warm and welcoming.
Parents are always welcome to sit in too!
Children's Liturgy of the Word Calendar - 2021 - 2022
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is held every Sunday (except where indicated) during the 10:30 Mass from fall through spring.
9/26/21 First session of the Children’s Liturgy
12/12/21 Last session before the Christmas break
12/19/21 No Children’s Liturgy – Merry Christmas!
12/26/21 No Children’s Liturgy – Merry Christmas!
1/2/22 No Children’s Liturgy – Merry Christmas!
1/9/22 Children’s Liturgy sessions resume
2/20/22 No Children’s Liturgy – President’s Weekend
4/17/22 No Children’s Liturgy – Happy Easter!
5/1/22 No Children’s Liturgy – 1st Communion
5/22/22 Last session of Children’s Liturgy till fall
** Additional dates may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other unexpected circumstances. Check the Parish website for updates.**