Liturgy of the Word for Children
Children of ages 4-12 have the opportunity to share the Liturgy of the Word from the Children's Lectionary at designated Sunday Masses. During Mass, the minister brings the children downstairs before the readings. We do an opening prayer, read one reading, a psalm, and the Gospel. After reading the Gospel, we teach the children to listen by asking them to respond to the question "what did you hear?" We also facilitate a discussion about the Gospel and ask them to think how it applies to them today/this week ("What could you do to carry out the message this week?"). Anyone who loves working with children is welcome! This ministry serves during Mass, and the only extra time commitment is to prepare by prereading and reflecting on the scripture for the week.
We are in urgent need of catechists to lead the children through understanding the Liturgy during the 8:30 and 10:30 masses.
Time Requirements:Serves during Mass (plus prep time).
Eric & Deborah Williams
Phone: (760) 599-4591