Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place during the 10:30 A.M. Sunday Mass from September through May and once a month during the summer. The program is generally intended for children ages 4-7 (or through 2nd grade until First Communion). NO registration is needed. The children are dismissed before the first reading to Visitation Hall and return during the Preparation of the Gifts. The structured program consists of readings, songs, and activities to help the children more fully participate in the Liturgy of the Word at an age appropriate level. Please call Cindy McKinley (502)425-3940 with any questions, or to volunteer for this valuable ministry.
During this time when Mass has been suspended, please feel free to use/print these resources for your family.
When I was 4-5 years old and my brother was 9, we “played Mass” (which is a great way to learn about Mass.) I do not recommend that you or your family “play” Mass; however, I would recommend that you set up a sacred space in your home.
A table or a shelf with a nice tablecloth, enthrone the Bible (open it to the Sunday’s Gospel – ( John 11:1-45
), place a candle or two, a crucifix (don’t have one? print a picture or create one) …..however simple or elaborate you’d like to make it – create a prayer space.
When you attend an online Mass video – fully participate in the Mass – use the entire range of liturgical actions and songs – Stand at the Gospel, sing the psalm and Gospel acclamation, add your own prayers of petition, kneel during the Eucharistic prayer (or stand and bow when the priest bows) – our Catholic rituals create a space for the enounter with God. At the time of Communion, pray the Prayer for Spiritual Communion.