The Children’s Liturgy takes place on Sundays during 10.00 am Mass. We welcome all children aged between 4 and 8 years of age (or up until they make their first Holy Communion). It begins with the children gathering at the left side altar of The Sacred Heart. After the first hymn, Father Greg greets the leaders and children and a nominated child will then go forward to receive the book of the Children’s Liturgy. The children then process into the room, where they will explore the theme of the Liturgy for that day. The work that is prepared is at the children’s level of understanding, through teaching, songs and creative work, on the readings at Mass that day. The children then re-join their families in the church following the procession of gifts and present their work to Father Greg at the Altar.
The Children’s Liturgy leaders all have PVG’S – Protection of Vulnerable Groups Certificate. They also all attend annual awareness sessions. This is a necessary pre-requisite in order to be a teacher at Children’s Liturgy.
There is also a similar group that takes place at the 13.00 pm Polish Mass. on one Sunday each month.
Marlene Kenny, Co-ordinator.