Jesus said “Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you that whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it”. – Mark 10: 14 – 15
We are blessed that many families with children come to our church and Mass can be a little noisy at times!
In 2011 we extended the church, to provide an area where parents can take very young children when they are noisy. There they can take part in the Mass without distracting other members of the congregation.
Does your child find it hard to sit still while you listen to the readings and homily? Would you like your child to learn more about the Catholic faith? – Then Children’s Liturgy is there for you!
Children’s Liturgy takes place in the church hall during the 11:30 Sunday Mass, and is for children of ages 4 to 8. The children leave the church with their leaders (leaving Mums and Dads in church) after the opening hymn, and return in time to take part in the offertory procession.
Children’s Liturgy is based on the Gospel for the day, but involves various activities such as drawing, colouring, acting and singing.
- Children who have made their first communion are expected to remain in the church with their parents to fully take part in the Mass.
- Parents with children under the age of 4 are encouraged to sit with them in the entrance foyer, if their children are distracting others in the congregation.