Sunday 9am Mass
Contact Telephone Number:
0208 399 9550 (Parish Office)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Parish Office)
When we meet:
During term time at the 9am Mass on Sunday (excluding the last Sunday of each month and Holy Days).
Please download the timetable here
Where do we meet?
After the Penitential Rite, the Priest will invite the children to process with the group leaders to the RDJ room and the sacristy, where the Children’s Liturgy will take place. The children return to the Church during the offertory hymn and show their art work to the Priest and congregation.
Who is it for?
The Children’s Liturgy is for all children aged between 4 and 8yrs (until children have taken their First Holy Communion).
Why a Children’s Liturgy?
The aim of the group is to provide the children with an adapted Liturgy of the Word during the 9am Mass on Sundays in a context which encourages them to listen, to pray and to respond to the word of God within a safe place.
How does it work?
The Children’s Liturgy Group is run by a group of parent volunteers. There are two Children’s Liturgy groups – one for Year 2 and above and one for Year 1 and under. Each group has two parent volunteers leading the Liturgy. The Sunday Gospel is the focus for both groups. The children are encouraged to listen to the word of God through prayer, silence and reflection. The children participate in discussion, followed by an activity arising from the Gospel, which is appropriate to the age of the relevant group.
Answers to frequently asked questions can be viewed here
How does the Registry Process Work?
A Parental Consent Form for attendance at the Children’s Liturgy should be signed by each parent, who wishes their child / children to attend the Children’s Liturgy. The form should be completed and returned either to the leader at the next Children’s Liturgy or to the Parish Office.
Please download the consent form here
Each week, a register will be placed on a table just inside the main entrance to the Church. The register will contain a list of children for whom a Parental Consent Form for attendance at the Children’s Liturgy has been completed and returned. Before the Mass commences, a parent of a registered child will only need to sign the box next to the child’s name.
In the first instance, if a Parental Consent Form has not yet been completed, then the parent will need to initially write the child’s name and the parent’s name in the register. We will then provide a Form to fill in and, once it has been filled in and returned (to either one of the leaders / helpers in the Children’s Liturgy Group or to the Presbytery), the child’s name will appear printed on the register. There will be a parent volunteer or welcomer standing by the table with the Children’s Liturgy register, who will show parents where to enter the child’s and parent’s names and provide a Parental Consent Form.
We are always looking for new volunteers to help with the Children’s Liturgy Group. If you would like to become involved or have any further questions please contact Elspeth Casey (Group Leader) through the Parish Office.