Young students sit and pray

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an opportunity for children to leave the main church assembly during the Liturgy of the Word portion of mass and listen to a specially formatted children’s version. This allows children to hear and reflect on the readings at an age-appropriate level, giving them a better understanding of the Word.

No registration is needed to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word. The priest will call children to the front of the church and dismiss them after opening prayer. All children ages 5 to 10 are welcome to come and participate at that time. Children return to the main church assembly before Liturgy of the Eucharist. Children Celebrate!, by Pflaum Publishing Group, is the curriculum used for Children’s Liturgy of the Word.

Currently, Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place on the first and third Sundays of the month at the 9:30 am and 11:15 am masses.

For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jill Klubek Alonzo, Early Childhood Faith Formation Coordinator, at or (515) 440-1030.