Children’s Liturgy

Childrens liturgy …. what is it?

The Liturgy of the Word for Children (to give it its full title) allows young children to experience the Mass in a different, child-friendly way. It takes place during the first part of the parish Mass, when the children are taken out to the sacristy to hear a children’s version of the gospel story. There is also a drawing activity, a song and a prayer. We aim to engage the children in the gospel story, so that they are attentive to the Word of God, and have a chance to respond to it in their own way. The children return to the main church at the Offertory, and remain by the altar for the remainder of the Mass.