of the Word For Children
The ladies who form the rotas at both churches are a
dedicated group of volunteers who give generously of their time. Each week the liturgy and resources are
prepared and delivered so that the children of the parish may experience the
liturgy at their level.
Volunteers at English Martyrs: Maria, Sarah, Matt, Suzy & Kate
Volunteers at Holy Trinity: Vicky, Carmella, Andrew, Elaine and Liz
What we do
children go straight into the meeting room at either church as soon as they
arrive; the liturgy begins as the mass commences.
• The session
then begins with: Sign of the cross,
• We talk
about something ‘good/helpful’ we have done that week, and maybe something we
need to say sorry for (If the children are of an age where this is
gospel is read, and questioning takes place at an appropriate level.
• A small
activity is then set (colouring, acting, singing etc).
for a ‘mini-presentation’ to the congregation are chosen from volunteers. Enthusiasm for this is high.
The children process from the back of the church after
the offertory to deliver their message.
Fr Niall often converses with the children on what they
have learnt at that session
Our thanks go to Fr Niall for his encouragement, to the
parents for bringing their children, to the congregation for listening
attentively to our presentations and finally to the children themselves,
without whom this would be an empty exercise.
For more information please contact:
Maria Smith 01245 221691 for English Martyrs.
Elaine and Liz for Holy Trinity