9.45 Family Mass
At the Sacred Heart Church, we run a wonderful Children’s Liturgy programme every other Sunday during term time, whilst the 9.45am Family Mass is taking place. Children will enter the church with their families for the beginning of Family Mass. The Priest will then indicate when it’s time for those children who would like to attend Children’s Liturgy to leave the church.
So that the content and discussions within the Children’s Liturgy sessions are age appropriate, children are separated into two groups, as follows:
1. Doves: for children up to school year 2. When indicated by the Priest, children will leave the church and process to the lower hall. Please note that these children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
2. Eagles: for children in year 3 and above. At the same time, these children will process to the lounge and will be accompanied by the Catechists.
Following these concurrent sessions, the children will return to church during the Offertory procession.
We are very lucky to have an incredibly creative and dedicated team of volunteers whose goal is to make the Liturgy of the Word an enjoyable and interactive experience for the children. Our feedback from the children (and from parents who attend the Doves group) has been extremely positive – in particular, children seem to love the opportunity for lively discussion.
Dates for the fortnightly, term-time sessions are published in the newsletter in September. Please do encourage your children to come along and get involved. For further information, please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.