St. Mary’s Church is happy to announce that we will be starting a Children’s Liturgy Program at the 9:30AM Mass on the first Sunday of each month, beginning on February 4th.
Children’s Liturgy is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for children of ages 5–9 (Kindergarten through 3rd grade)—all are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins the children will be invited to the back Chapel for an age-appropriate activity. During this time, the volunteers will lead the children through prayers, songs and readings that relate to the liturgy that week, and help them understand the Scripture readings. They will then rejoin their families for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
This is being run by parent volunteers in an attempt to make the Mass more engaging for our children. Volunteers are needed to teach the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. This is a great opportunity for adults, and middle school and high school youth, to help these eager youngsters learn the Bible stories and the Word of the Lord. Please consider volunteering your time even one or two Sunday’s a year. (All volunteers will be fingerprinted and attend a “Virtus” Child Abuse Awareness training). Any questions can be directed to Colleen Morgan through the Office of Religious Education at email@example.com.