For Children

Online Children's Liturgy

Each week, the Children's Liturgy Team will provide resources that will allow you to conduct your own Children's Liturgy at home.

Liturgy of the Word for Children

St Mary’s has a group of trained volunteers who minister to our children by providing Liturgy of the Word for children, during our 10.00am Sunday Mass. The children are called forth just before the Liturgy of the Word and taken to the Gathering Space in the church, where one of the readings, usually the Gospel, is shared with them in language they will understand. The facilitators help the children reflect on what God is saying to them through the reading. The children come back into the church during the Offertory Procession. We generally take children between grades two and four, as older children are better able to grasp the readings as proclaimed by the lector. Children younger than grade two are welcome, provided an adult is with them.

Music Ministry with children

On the first and second Sundays of the month, the children in the church are invited to come forward for the final hymn, to join in providing the music. We have a number of instruments for children. First Sunday of the month is at the 6.30pm Saturday night Mass and second Sunday of the month is at the 10.00am Sunday Mass.