This special liturgy available on Sundays at 10 am Mass for youth ages 4 to 7 years old. Each week a theme that correlates to the readings and Gospel is presented to the children using age-appropriate materials. The adult catechists incorporate prayer, song, group discussion, worksheets and other activities so the children can relate the Word of God to daily life.
The children depart from the front of church after a blessing from the priest prior to the first reading, gather in the school building for the lesson, and return during offertory.
Interested in teaching? Becoming a catechist for Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a great way to get involved. Materials are provided including a lesson plan and handout for a 20 minute class. Helpers are also needed. This role requires no preparation time. All volunteers must be registered with the Archdiocesan Prevent and Protect STL compliance system. For more information, contact Kristen Dawson.