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 9th September
Sunday 23rd September
Sunday 14th October
Sunday 28th October (No Children’s Liturgy on School Holidays)
Sunday 11th November
Sunday 25th November
Sunday 2nd December
Sunday 9th December
Sunday 16th December
Sunday 23rd December
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.