Children's Liturgy of the Word

DUE TO COVID-19 We will not be offering Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) for the remainder of 2020.   Please check back to see  our status for CLOW in January of 2021

 

Children's Liturgy of the Word, or as it is more affectionately known - CLOW,  is a worship experience geared especially for preschool children ages 3, 4 and 5 that is offered at the 11:00 AM Mass from September to early May. It is recommended that children school age (first grade and above) remain in the church with their family. Children's Liturgy of the Word mirrors the worship experience of the larger community in an engaging interactive style.

The Word of God has a message that is as relevant and fitting for children as it is for adults; however, children often fail to hear the message simply because the adult vocabulary is beyond their comprehension. Children's Liturgy of the Word offers an opportunity for children to hear Scripture in words they understand and to share their own understanding of God's word.

There is no registration needed for families who wish to participate in Children's Liturgy of the Word. The family should simply sit in church as usual for the Introductory Rites. After the Introductory Rites, the presider invites any children ages 3, 4 and 5, who wish to participate to join in procession behind the leader as they go to their worship space. They return after the General Intercessions to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist with the entire community.

 

Be a CLOW leader!

There are opportunities for both adults and youth (grades 6 and up) to volunteer.   Contact Cyndi in the parish office to find out more!