Easter Egg Magic - The Empty Tomb

 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (has been suspended)  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.

We hope to offer CLW in August!!

During this time when Children’s Liturgy of the Word 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 – ( Matthew 2:1-12), 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 encounter with God. At the time of Communion, pray the Prayer for Spiritual Communion.

Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 25

John 10:11-18

The Holy Gospel According to John 10:11-18

Fourth Sunday of Easter!

Preparation for Sunday Scripture Readings

  1. In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus says he is like a shepherd who wants to care for his sheep because he loves them. Because he loves the sheep, the Good Shepherd will do anything to keep them safe.
  2. Read aloud this Sunday’s Gospel, John 10:11–18.
  3. Say: Jesus is really saying that he loves us so much that he did all he did while on earth—not because he had to, but because he wanted to. Everything he did, he did out of love for us.
  4. Conclude in prayer, asking God to help us want to serve others as Jesus did. Pray together the Lord’s Prayer

We invite you to check out the animated video on the Gospel reading shared here and click on the links below for Children’s Liturgy Worksheets, family reflections and crafts.

He is Risen!