Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a part of the 11:00AM Mass on Sunday. The children sit with their families at Mass and leave when called forward for the dismissal to go to a prayer space in the Parish Center. They are welcomed and made comfortable. The children sit on chairs or on a carpet to celebrate their Liturgy of the Word. The children listen to the First Reading read by one of the children and then the Gospel read by the leader. The children then participate in a guided conversation and reflection with the leader, sharing the message that they heard in the readings and perhaps some special meaning the message has for them in their own life. The readings are from the Children’s Lectionary and are in language written for children. They sing the Psalm and play instruments for the Gospel Acclamation. Building on the word, the children will then express their beliefs in the Creed and place their own requests before God in their Intercessions. As the adult celebration of the word concludes in church the children return and join their families for the remainder of Mass. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact the parish office at 570-344-1724.