Children’s Liturgy of the Word is celebrated at the 9 AM Mass on Sundays during the school year for all children ages 4-10. The children are called forward after the Collect, acknowledged by the congregation, then sent forth to hear God’s Word at an age-appropriate level. The children return to their parents during the presentation of the gifts. We strive to help the children understand the gospel more fully so they can go out and live their lives as Jesus teaches. We want the children of St. Patrick's to come to know that Mass is a place where God really speaks to them.
Adult Volunteers are Needed
The program is led by volunteers whose main responsibility is to prepare a 20-minute experience for approximately 35 children using the Children’s Lectionary of the Word of God. Additional materials and activities are available to make the experience fun and memorable. Volunteers lead in pairs.
St. Patrick follows the Diocesan guidelines for Safe Environment and volunteers will be asked to comply with the requirements which include attending a Protecting God’s Children workshop and filling out various forms. More information can be found at http://www.stpatrickwentzville.org/sep
Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins the weekend after Labor Day and runs through May. The number of times you are responsible for leading depends upon the number of volunteers in the program. Ideally, we would like to have enough volunteers so that everyone celebrates Children’s Liturgy once every four to six weeks. In order to proclaim the Gospel to the children, preparation time is necessary. It will vary among volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Children’s Liturgy of the Word, please contact Cyndi Barclay at [email protected] or 636-332-9225 ext. 234.