Since we are currently unable to have Mass and meet in church, we have brought Children’s Liturgy on-line; you and your family can now join in from home!  We hope you enjoy it 🙂.

The format follows what we usually do; you can download your own copy of the Children’s Liturgy of the Word sheet if you wish – it is available here: Children’s Liturgy Of The Word

Children’s Liturgy is suitable for pre-schoolers and all primary school aged children.  The Welcome Song is particularly enjoyed by our younger worshippers, whereas the older children always seem to engage well with the Children’s Homily. Children – and adults alike – learn a lot from discussing and debating the messages of each Gospel. Don’t be afraid of this!  Please encourage discussion and debate, and enjoy the journey it takes you on.

Each week, we also recommend a child-friendly hymn to finish up with.  The hymns we choose are well known and loved, and we provide a link to readily available YouTube versions that include the lyrics.  Hymns are uplifting – something we all benefit from, especially during difficult times. They are also a form of prayer!

In addition, we offer an Illustrated Gospel each week as a suitable alternative for older children. It is widely recognised that illustrations can aid both concentration and understanding.  This is a much shorter offering than a full Children’s Liturgy of the Word, but includes some questions at the end for deeper reflection and discussion.

Our most recent Children’s Liturgy of the Word can be found here:

Children’s Liturgy / Pentecost Sunday, Year Ahttps://youtu.be/epJEYDpfkl4

 

Our selection of hymns can be found here: 

Be still for the presence of the Lord - https://youtu.be/ZugvUQ4m90U

Shepherd Me, O God - By Marty Haugen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFgZGlZ5t80

You have called us (with lyrics) - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTWDmv0kb5g

Here I am Lord (with lyrics) - YouTube: https://youtu.be/EcxOkht8w7c

 

Our most recent Illustrated Gospel can be found here:

Illustrated Gospel (Reading) for Pentecost: https://youtu.be/FRBPMvTWucc

 

Our previous posts can be found here:

Children’s Liturgy / 7th Sunday of Easter, Year Ahttps://youtu.be/V0WcIZeMTdA

Illustrated Gospel / 6th Sunday of Easter, Year A: https://youtu.be/9K9GtlbRUw8?list=PLS-bv1UJMz0IHgD1TPUj7TjqCw1ng0HQg

Children’s Liturgy / 6th Sunday of Easter, Year Ahttps://youtu.be/xSTld193E1s

Children’s Liturgy / 5th Sunday of Easter, Year Ahttps://youtu.be/L27jgjZd1xI

Illustrated Gospel / 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A: https://youtu.be/pavLqD0zPn4

Children’s Liturgy / 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A: https://youtu.be/uTpM-Jcv26g

Illustrated Gospel / 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A: https://youtu.be/8MB7XkQa4p0

Children’s Liturgy / 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A: https://youtu.be/GoiqYCHZQKo

 

Thank you to Good News Productions International and College Press Publishing for the use of all the Gospel images.

If you would like to contact Candida, you can do so by emailing her on:

ppc@stmariecathedral.org