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 group.
The Children’s Liturgy is prepared and led by volunteer parents and other members of the parish under the guidance of the Parish Priest. It takes place every Sunday during the 11:15 Mass in the room to the right of the altar. There are at least two adult catechists present and parents are always welcome to join before, after or during the liturgy.
If you would like your child to take part in the Children’s Liturgy, simply follow Father Ed’s invitation at the start of Mass. Feel free to go along with your child as often or as little as you or s/he wish. If you simply want to find out more, please come along and speak to the catechist(s) before or after Mass.
If your child participates regularly in the Children’s Liturgy, we would be grateful if you would fill out and return the following form:
LEADING AND HELPING OUT
The Children’s Liturgy depends on parents and other adults willing to lead and help out every Sunday. If you are interested in leading the Children’s Liturgy as a catechist or in helping out on a regular basis, please send a brief e-mail explaining your motivation and availability to the contact persons mentioned below.
If you join the Children’s Liturgy rota, you will be asked to provide the appropriate criminal records check “extrait du casier judiciaire : bulletin spécial protection des mineurs“, which can be requested here, and to sign the guidelines for ministers linked below. The engagement of all adults with children and vulnerable adults in the parish is supervised by a safeguarding group led by Helen Keavney Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Guidelines: Principles of Ministry
Latest Rota: Children Liturgy Rota Autumn 2017