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Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.
Mark 10:14

Liturgy of the Word with the Children

Our Lady Queen of the World Parish is pleased to offer the Liturgy of the Word with the Children at all masses  for children in the parish in J.K./S.K.  to Grade 4

The term “Liturgy of the Word with the Children” refers to the practice of children leaving the Sunday assembly during the Liturgy of the Word and gathering in the Parish Center to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word at their level of understanding.

It is important that we remember that the Liturgy of the Word with the Children is liturgy, ritual prayer, and not religious instruction or child minding. Children are not given activities to keep them busy while their parents listen to the homily. The Liturgy of the Word with the Children is ritual centered on carefully breaking open the Scriptures. In the solemn breaking open of the Word, an explanation of the readings, appropriate to the children’s level of understanding, is provided by a catechist who has met the Parish screening criteria.

Although children are taught the principles of good liturgy (through gestures and symbols, active participation, discussion, prayer and dialogue with God), they still participate in the Introductory Rites, the Liturgy of the Eucharist, and the Concluding Rites with the worshipping assembly – only the Liturgy of the Word is celebrated separately.

If you would like to be a catechist or student assistant, please call the parish office.

 

Virtual Liturgy of the Word with Children

at OUR LADY QUEEN OF THE WORLD CHURCH

Come and gather!

Liturgy of the Word with Children Ministry  invites children (JK to Grade 4)

 to join us on Zoom on Sundays from 11:30 AM to 12 noon

Parents, if you wish your children to participate,  please email lwcatolqw@gmail.com to sign up and to receive a secure link. 

“Let the children come to me”  Matthew 19:14

useful links:

Celebrating Advent at Home (PDF)

Sunday Liturgy at Home

Updated (Dec 05)
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