Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is offered every Sunday during the 9 and 11 masses. Children ages 4 through 2nd Grade are invited to join us in the Cathedral Hall to enjoy a program in which the Sunday scripture readings are proclaimed and explained on a level appropriate to children.
The children gather with their leaders in front of the altar after the Opening Prayer and are sent forth by the presider. They process to the Cathedral Hall. 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. The leader shares an age-appropriate reflection on the Word through stories, discussions, or pictures – whatever the leader finds most appropriate to convey the meaning of the scriptures. The children are then invited to share their 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.
Contact Scott Barron, Director of Parish Ministries, for more information or to volunteer.