The Liturgy of the Word with Children is a worship experience geared especially for children and follows the same structure as the Liturgy of the Word for the assembly gathered at Mass.
After the Introductory Rites at Mass, the Presider invites the children (pre-school through 6 year olds who can care for themselves) to join a procession to the Children’s Liturgy of the Word gathering space in the downstairs Church Hall. There with a group of trained adult leaders and teen helpers, the children hear the Sunday’s Lectionary Readings from an approved child’s translation of the same Scripture readings. They fully participate in Liturgy of the Word of the Mass at a child’s level of comprehension. The children return during the Presentation of the Gifts to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist with the entire community.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word at Holy Face follows the Parish Sunday Faith Formation schedule and takes place during the 9:00 AM Mass during the school calendar year.