LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN
“Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” And he put his arms round them, laid his hands upon them, and blessed them. Mark 10: 13-16
Children in the parish who are 4 yrs to 8 yrs old are invited to join us for the Liturgy of the Word at the 10am Sunday liturgy. Following the opening prayer, the celebrant invites the children to come to the altar for a blessing. The children follow the team members out of the assembly to the Daily Mass Chapel. The Sunday Scriptures from the Children's Lectionary are proclaimed and reflected upon in a way that is relevant to their young lives. They return to their families before the celebration of the Eucharist.
There is no registration for the Liturgy of the Word for Children at OLMC. The cooperative nursery is available at the 10:00am Mass to accommodate toddlers ages 1-3 years. Bible stories, Bible crafts and songs are shared with the children!