Let the children come to me, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.Matthew 19:14
hildren’s Liturgy is a parish ministry which concerns itself with providing children attending the 11:00 Mass a private Liturgy of the Word suited to their own special needs. At the end of the opening prayer, the priest calls these children (typically aged 4-11) who are present to come forward. He blesses them and sends them forth.
They retire to the sanctuary room under the care of a trusted volunteer who endeavors to teach the children a simplified Scripture lesson. This makes the Bible more accessible and understandable while giving the kids a sense of the parish’s concern for them and allows them to form a community of their very own. This activity typically takes less than 15 minutes, after which the children return to their parents.
This ministry relies on volunteers who can relate well to small children and teach them effectively. At present Mr. Dylan Barr (email) handles this task; new volunteers would begin by calling the parish and being put in touch with him. The prospective teacher would observe how the class goes and later would teach one under the supervision of Mr. Barr before “soloing.”
Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it. Proverbs 22:6