Our Children’s Liturgy is a vital part of our parish life: children aged from 4-7 (with variations on either side!) have their own class during the Mass each Sunday, re-joining the rest of the community just before the Our Father. For many of these children, this is their only formal religious education, catechising them until they are old enough to join the First Holy Communion class.
The ministry of educating children in the faith through the Children’s Liturgy has been faithfully carried out for many years in our parish — however, happily, we are facing growing pains: we have more children than ever, we are seeking to co-ordinate more closely the catechesis the children receive in their ‘Sunday School’ with the liturgy their parents are simultaneously receiving in church, and we are implementing safeguarding procedures, necessary for the protection of the children and their teachers.
So that’s the situation — here’s the request: we are looking for catechists, people who have training/experience with passing on the faith to children; and we are looking for parents willing to accompany the catechists: to sit in on classes from time to time.
The more catechists and accompaniers we have, the less often each person will have to serve. At the moment each volunteer serves every 3rd week, but as we grow the number of people available, the less often each volunteer will need to serve.
If you think you might be interested, or if you have any questions, please contact me.