Children’s Liturgy of the Word
St. Katharine Drexel Children's Liturgy
- St. Katharine Drexel Parish offers Children’s Liturgy of the Word at both St. Francis Church and St. Mary Church during Mass from September through June.
- 9:00 AM St. Francis Church
- 10:30 AM St. Mary Church
The goal of Liturgy of the Word with children is to help young children hear and respond to God’s message in an age-appropriate way so they can participate in the celebration of the Mass.
This approved liturgical prayer takes place at the same time the Liturgy of the Word is celebrated at Sunday Mass. Primarily, this is for children ages 4 to 7 or 8, or when they receive their First Communion in 2nd grade, although older children often attend to help with younger siblings. Please note: This is not a babysitting service. We are not equipped for children under 4 years old.
Children take part in the dismissal to hear God’s Word in another space, and they return to Church to sit with their family for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Volunteers are always appreciated to fill the roles each week: Adult Prayer Leader, Reader and Cantor to lead the Responsorial Psalm and Alleluia (can be middle /high school students) and other helpers. Training will be provided.