September thru May of each year.
Each Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Mass we will celebrate a separate Liturgy of the Word for Children. This is a special celebration which enables the young people of our Parish, ages 4 and 5 and those in grades 1-3 to hear and celebrate the Word of God on Sundays in a setting adapted to their needs and capabilities.
After the Opening Prayer, the children ages 4 years old through 3rd grade are called forward. The celebrant gives a blessing and dismisses the catechists and children from the part of the Mass. In procession, with the catechists carrying the Lectionary, the children process to the rooms prepared to celebrate the Word. psalms and a homily – all the prayers of the Mass as is celebrated in the church by adults – but expressed in a way children can understand.
This celebration with children will enable them to discover and recognize themselves in the story proclaimed in the Gospels. When they make the discovery from within their experience, they can then thank, and praise, and bless God in their daily lives.