Family Mass is in need of families to participate in order to keep this tradition going strong! Family masses are celebrated from October through May, normally at the 9:30 a.m. Mass on the first Sunday of the month. Families may participate by Proclaiming the Readings*, Leading the Intercessions, Preparing the Altar or Presenting the Gifts. Families come in all shapes and sizes, therefore, all are invited to participate…family of 1 or family of 8–it doesn’t matter. Sign up Now!
Join us for the Children’s Liturgy of the Word! Experience God’s Word through our Children. If you have attended the 9:30am Liturgy, you have most likely seen the children gather at the altar, receive a blessing from Father, march up the aisle and out the door. While one adult carrying the Gospel overhead leads the children’s procession, two or three additional adults follow as the group heads to three school classrooms. This is the procession for the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, led by our CLOW Prayer Leaders.
We call it “CLOW” (pronounced like “tow”). And for us, CLOW is one of the most enjoyable, gratifying, and fun activities of our parish life. We are part of the group who brings this ministry to life. We are the CLOW Prayer Leaders. And we invite you to join us! As you will see, our goal is to bring the Liturgy of the Word to life for the children. We use a special lectionary written for children. And we prepare in advance by reviewing the readings and a sampling of CLOW materials offering suggestions for our celebration. CLOW is celebrated in three classrooms; two rooms for kids’ ages 4 to 7, one room for kids’ ages 8 and older.
From acting out the Gospel to discussing how they live the Gospel in their lives to offering their intentions, the children celebrate God’s word during CLOW. As Prayer Leaders, our role is not that of catechists. We are more the facilitators—the “tour guides” of the journey through the week’s readings.
We invite YOU to join the CLOW ministry!
Encounter Christ through the Children’s Liturgy of the Word.