** Parents please note that Liturgy of the Word for Children is not a religious education opportunity. **
It is recommended that children 5 to 9 years of age participate in this Liturgy especially meant for children. The celebration of the Liturgy of the Word for Children begins with the dismissal of children after the opening prayer from the Sunday assembly at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. As the children enter their own space, there is a brief opening, the proclamation of the Sunday readings followed by a reflection, which opens the children to the good news of Jesus Christ and the mystery of God's love for them.
The children conclude their time together by responding to a profession of faith and the prayers of the faithful. After the prayers of the faithful, the children return to the assembly and rejoin their families to continue the celebration of the Liturgy of the Eucharist.