Liturgy of the Word is offered each Sunday at the
9:00 and the 11:00 am Masses.
Everyone gathers for Mass as usual. After the Introductory Rites
conclude with the Opening Prayer, the priest invites all the children in
the assembly to come forward. The Adult Catechist receives the Children's Lectionary (Book
of Readings) from the priest and leads the children to the
Community Room. Once there, the children hear the same readings of
the day as the adult assembly, but in language more suited to their
understanding. The trained adult catechist then leads the children
in reflection and teaching on the readings. After concluding with
the recitation of the Creed and prayer, the children rejoin the assembly
for Eucharist in the main church while the collection is being taken up.
Some of the children may serve as presenters of the gifts of collection,
bread and wine.
Children are welcome to serve as Readers, and adults as Catechists, for
this special weekly liturgy. Please call Mrs. Judy Torska at the
Parish Office (203) 227-7245 to find out more.