“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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our most recent Illustrated Gospels Readings
Illustrated Gospel / "Stay Awake!" / Mark 13:33-37 / 1st Advent Year B / 28-29 Nov 2020
Illustrated Gospel / The Final Judgement / Matthew 25:31-46 / Christ the King (A) / 21-22 Nov 2020
Illustrated Gospel / Parable of the Talents / Matthew 25:14-30 / 33rd Sunday Year A / 14-15 Nov 2020
Illustrated Gospel / Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids / Matthew 25:1-13 / 7-8th November 2020