Children's Liturgy of the Word
Children are genuinely capable of hearing and absorbing God’s Word, prayers, and entering into short intervals of silence and reflection. Even preschool-aged children can learn to be active worshippers in church. Many simply need a child-friendly environment where they can practice the skills and rhythms of how the Catholic community worships together. Children's Liturgy of the Word can provide such an environment.
Resources for Parish Leaders
Introduction to Children's Liturgy of the Word
November 2021 session led by Georgette Dionne, diocesan Coordinator of Children and Adult Ministries
Principles for the Celebration
From the Archdiocese of Boston - Principles and guidelines for adapting the liturgy for children so that they may gradually take a more active and conscious part in the full eucharistic assembly Click to view.
Children's Liturgy of the Word is primarily about prayer and worship. It is not a time for catechesis activities, snacks, or games.
Supervising Minors during Children's Liturgy of the Word
Code of Ethics – Diocese of Portland