Children’s Liturgy is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered at the 10.30am Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. No pre-registration is necessary, although a registration form would need to be completed for safeguarding purposes. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
There are two groups:
- the Little Lights is for children up to and including Year 2. Preschool aged children must be accompanied by an adult, although any parent/carer is welcome to stay with their child.
- the Leading Lights is the older group, aimed at Year 3 and above.
Even though the sessions are normally on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, we do make some exceptions to this, for example when the First Holy Communion or Confirmation Groups are holding special Masses. We also do extra sessions during Lent and Advent. Here are the dates for you:
Autumn 2018 Term Dates
Sunday 13th January – 1st Sunday OT Baptism of the Lord
Sunday 27th January – 3rd Sunday OT The Bible – Jesus’s first sermon
Sunday 10th February – 5th Sunday OT Fishers of men
Sunday 24th February – 7th Sunday OT Love your enemies
Sunday 10th March – 1st Sunday of Lent Temptation in the desert
Sunday 24th March – 3rd Sunday of Lent The barren fig tree
Sunday 14 April – Palm Sunday Easter Activities
Just before the Liturgy of the Word begin, the children are invited to go with the leaders from the church to the meeting room in the Priest’s House or to the Parish Hall. During this special time, the volunteer teacher 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 assembly. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents after Mass.
You may be interested in joining our wonderful group of volunteers. Please come along to a session and speak to one of the existing team to find out more, or you can complete the section at the bottom of the registration form (in the church porch) and one of the Group Leaders will contact you to discuss further.