Parents with Young Children and Children's Liturgy at St Joseph's Church
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Liturgy for children
At St Joseph's we are delighted to welcome children to their own liturgy during the first part of Mass. The children love it - and we hope their parents do too, as it gives them all a chance to worship at their own level.
On Sunday during 10.45am Mass at St Joseph's in term time. It is for children from about age 3 (their parents are welcome too!) At the start of Mass, Father invites the children to come forward and accept the Book of the Word. The children then process out to their special rooms.
The children follow the liturgy of the day, but in a way they can understand. We may act out the Gospel story, make a poster or card, sing or talk about our Faith. The children return to the Church at the Offertory when they rejoin their families.
3 to 6/7 year olds in the Bar Area
6/7 and over in the Main Hall
So that children can take part in the same worship but in a way that is suitable for their age
So that parents can enjoy the Mass without worrying about their children
So that other people are not distracted by bored children and because it is fun!
Who leads the Liturgy?
We have a wonderful team of Liturgists, just ordinary people who love children, and they are on a rota to lead or help at sessions two or three times a term. If you would like to be a Liturgist or to help, please contact the Parish Office, or telephone Tricia Weeks on 01628 627265.