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Liturgy of the Word for Children

Liturgy of the Word for Children is offered during the 9:00 AM Sunday Mass. All children, ages 4 through second grade, are welcome. Older children may also attend as helpers, and parents may accompany young children if they wish.


After the opening rites of the Mass, children are called forward and dismissed with catechists to participate in the Liturgy of the Word in a classroom.


Children hear the Sunday Scriptures in a manner suited to their level of understanding. They participate in an interactive reflection on the readings to help them understand the meaning.  The children return to Mass during the offertory to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist. 

Additional catechists are always needed for this ministry.  


To volunteer, please contact the Faith Formation office at 941-585-0668 or vial email at

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