All of us need to hear the word of God and learn about His message to us. We never grow too old for this, but the way in which we learn depends a lot on our age an experience. At Saint Wulstan's we make a special effort to ensure Sunday Mass accessible to the children by offering the children's liturgy. It is especially aimed at children under 11. A team of volunteers help to run the liturgy, which is very much related to the readings of the day, portrayed in a way in which young children can understand them.
Most liturgies see the children involved in creating a painting or collage depicting scenes from the day's gospel reading. At the point in the mass where the offerings are taken up to the altar the children along with the volunteers take their picture to the priest, who places it against the altar, facing the congregation so that everyone can see it. Some excellent work is produced and a good time is had by all!
Meetings are held as and when necessary, usually in one of the volunteer's houses.
At the moment we have around 12 volunteers. If you think you have something to give in this ministry please contact Margaret O'Leary after Sunday Mass.
Our Lady's Catechists have produced an extensive range of materials to help you introduce your child to the Christian faith. There are worksheets relating to every Sunday of the church year, colouring books, etc., all of which can be freely downloaded at www.catechists.org.uk
Maintained by Margaret O'Leary
News relating to the Children's Liturgy will appear here when available.