At Mass every Sunday morning, the younger children participate in their own version of the Liturgy of the Word.
The worksheets are also posted on this website every Sunday: simply sign up for updates in the box on the right.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Children’s Liturgy was held online from March to September 2020. It re-started live at St Alphonse on Sunday 4 October 2020.
Children must be registered for the Children’s Liturgy. Parents are welcome to stay (under certain conditions in light of the Covid-19 situation) and are actively encouraged to volunteer. For more information, click here.
To help you join in from home, we brought together our regular resources for the Children’s Liturgy on this page.
After greeting each other, we begin Mass by saying “sorry” for anything we have done wrong over the last week.
We pray together in silence, focused on the candle, speaking directly to God. However small we are, every one of us can speak to God in this way.
We thank God for how good He is to us by singing the “Gloria”. The following recording only works if you take part: you must clap after each “Gloria!”
4. The Gospel Reading and reflection
Each week we listen to a different story from the Gospel — the same one the grown-ups are hearing — and we reflect on it through drawings, puzzles and other activities.
5. Return to Mass
After the Children’s Liturgy, we rejoin the rest of the community for Mass.
6. Other resources
If you’re looking for more materials like the ones we use in the Children’s Liturgy, here are some useful links:
- CAFOD Children’s Liturgy
- Maynard’s Groovy Bible Tunes
- St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education
- and its Twitter handle: #straightouttagalilee
Videos: Starring David, David, Eva, Giacomo, Guglielmo, Jakub, Joana, Marko, Rehen, Rozenne, Sara and Teresa. Produced by the Children’s Liturgy team.