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Proclaiming Scripture in a child-friendly way

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLW) provides the children of our parish a focused environment where they are more likely to become conscious, active listeners and respondents to God’s Word.

“Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it. And he put his arms round them, laid his hands upon them, and blessed them."    Mark 10:13-16

Are you attending Mass with young children?  Join us for Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) during the 8:30 AM & 11 AM Masses, each and every Sunday.  CLW allows the children in our parish community an opportunity to break open the Word at their own level of understanding.  Children will sit with their families when they arrive for Mass.  The celebrant will then invite the children to come forward after the opening rite, bless them, and  send them forth to follow the CLW Prayer Leaders & Assistants to the St. Jane De Chantal Room.  During CLW, the Prayer Leaders & Assistants will guide the children through the Sunday Scripture Readings, along with a children's homily / reflection, the Profession of Faith, and the Prayer of the Faithful.  At the completion of CLW, children will return to their families during the Presentation of the Gifts.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins Sunday, September 9th.  

What is Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW)?

The celebration of the Mass is at the heart of the Catholic Faith.  CLW provides the children of our parish a focused environment where they are more likely to become conscious, active listeners and responders to God’s Word.  The celebration of CLW is a liturgical experience that opens young people to hear & respond to God’s Word in a way that enables them to be nurtured and challenged by its power, and to experience the grace of ongoing conversation to the vision and values of the Word of God. 

-  2017-2018 Children’s Liturgy of the Word: A Weekly Resource (Liturgy Training Publications)

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