Children’s Liturgy

In 2002 the Children’s Liturgy of the Word sessions in the Pastoral Centre started and it has proved a popular event with the children ever since with an average of 60 attending each session. Twice a month during term time the Children are invited to spend half the 9 30  Mass in the Hall. There they say prayers, and the Gospel is explained to them in terms they can understand. The children also have the opportunity to colour in worksheets before returning to Mass for the Offertory procession when they can hold up their work in front of the Altar. The teaching is targeted at children aged 4 to 7. The sessions are quite structured as we only have the children for about 20/30 minutes. Volunteers to help out on these sessions are always welcome as we are required to operate a ratio of 1 adult to 6 children so we need at least 10 adults at each session. Volunteers fall into two categories: those who actually teach/lead the sessions and those who help out. Training is provided for those who wish to teach and all volunteers are subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check.

Anyone interested in helping out please contact us