Children’s Ministry

“See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”

Matthew 18:10

Families and children are always made welcome at St Marie’s Cathedral, and we have a thriving Children’s Ministry as a result. 

We provide a weekly Children’s Liturgy of the Word to help children enjoy the experience of Church, and to help them learn more about Jesus and God, our Heavenly Father, through a more age-appropriate Liturgy.

Since we are not able to meet in person at the moment, Children’s Liturgy has moved online. You can view our current Liturgy of the Word here:

More About Our Online Children’s Liturgy Videos

Our Children’s Liturgy of the Word videos are typically 14-20 mins long.

They include our Welcome Song, Lighting the Candle, Making the Sign of the Cross, and the Sorry Prayer. We then introduce and welcome the Gospel, and incorporate an illustrated Gospel reading. We finish up with a Children’s Homily based on the Gospel, and a prayer that is connected to the Gospel.

Whilst the Welcome Song is particularly for our younger parishioners, the illustrated Gospel and Children’s Homily are suitable for most age groups.

You can find more of our Children’s Liturgy videos on YouTube – please search under St Marie’s Parish to find them, or use this quick link here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSdWcNHD37kO-AiFEDalGcg

You can choose to subscribe to our St Marie’s Parish channel on YouTube, if you would like to be kept informed of our latest videos.

The illustrated Gospel is available on its own as a much shorter video – please see below.

Illustrated Gospel Readings:

In addition to providing a Children’s Liturgy of the Word for pre-schoolers and primary aged children, we also provide an Illustrated Gospel for families with older children. This includes questions for reflection and family discussion.

You can find these at the bottom of this webpage.

Children’s Activity Sheets:

Every week we produce a Children’s Activity Sheet that children can read and use during Mass. The sheet includes a few words on the week’s Gospel, a Children’s Prayer, a couple of Gospel-related activities (such as a Word Search and a Cross Word Puzzle), and a Colouring section for our younger parishioners.  

Download the latest Children's Activity Sheet here.

This Week’s Sing-Along Hymn:

Each week, we sing, or recommend, a child-friendly hymn to celebrate all that we have learnt from the Gospel.  Hymns are uplifting – something we all benefit from, especially during difficult times. They are also a form of prayer.

Get in Contact:

If you have any questions or comments on our Children’s Ministry, please contact Candida on: ppc@stmariecathedral.org

Our most recent Illustrated Gospels Readings