Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for children 4 years old through 1st grade at the 4 PM and the 9 AM weekend Masses. No pre-registration is necessary. All children in this age group are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins for the assembly, these children are invited to go with the weekly leaders from the church to the Upper Room. During this special time, the volunteer teacher leads the children through prayers, songs and readings that are simplified for children.
The children learn about the same Scripture readings as the rest of the assembly. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents after Mass. The children are given materials to take home with them to reinforce the message of the Gospel. They say a children’s creed and offer special prayers of intention. Then they rejoin the assembly for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Volunteers are needed to teach the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. This is a great opportunity for adults and middle school/high school youth to help these eager youngsters learn the Word of the Lord. Volunteers are typically scheduled to teach or assist with one Mass per month.
For more information or to get involved, contact the Coordinator of Religious Education, Wendy Osterberger at:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Parish office: 563-556-7511
Click here to listen to a CLW group sing a short song