In the first part of the Mass we celebrate the Liturgy of the Word. We listen to our readers as they deliver the Word of God to us by reading from the Bible. This is followed by the Gospel and the Homily. This part of the Mass can be long, especially for young children, who are easily bored by readings which they do not yet understand. The Children’s Liturgy teaches children about the Gospel at a level they can understand and enjoy. This helps to make the Mass a positive and meaningful experience for children, while helping them to grow in the Catholic faith and become full and active members of our Parish Community.
Download this sheet of children’s prayers and say them with your child.
Play the exciting adventures of the Bible! <<< Click the Link!
Run. Jump. Explore. Enter the wonderful world of Ancora and play your way through exciting Bible Quests. With a new Quest each month, the stories of the Bible are really brought to life in new and exciting ways.
Play exciting quizzes. Test your knowledge by taking quizzes on the Bible Quests you’ve completed – how much can you remember about the stories? Why not try the personality quizzes, too, and find out which Guardians of Ancora character you’re most like.
Listen to the Bible stories. Enter the ‘Story of the saga’ library to find out even more about the lost stories of the saga – The Bible stories the Quests are based on. Listen as chief storyteller, Fabula, reads the exciting stories aloud.
Watch the videos. Visit the Theatre of the Saga and watch videos related to each Bible story. New videos are being added every week!
Other Children’s Activities
St Joseph picture to colour Here are some pictures of St Joseph, the Patron saint of our parish. Maybe you could print them out and colour them. Bring them to church next time you come, to show Father McKay and maybe he’ll put them up on the wall for everyone to enjoy.
Sunday 21st January 2018 Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
Simon and his brother Andrew are fishing by a lake when Jesus asks them to follow him. At once, they leave their fishing nets behind and go with Jesus.
James and John do the same when they are asked. They leave their father behind as well as their boat and their fishing nets. They follow Jesus and become his disciples
How do you think the people that they left behind, like their families and friends, felt when they left so quickly? How would you feel if you had to leave your family, friends and all your things behind?
Jesus asks us all to follow him. But unlike Simon, Andrew, James and John in this reading, we cannot see Jesus and go with him as he travels round the country. So how can we follow Jesus?
We can follow Jesus by living our lives as he would want us to. By being kind to others, sharing all that we have, and caring for all people, especially those who are poor or sick, so that the world becomes a fairer place for everyone to live in.
We try to follow Jesus in all that we do and so we pray together:
We pray for the Church throughout the world: that it may continue to follow Jesus’ example and reach out to welcome and help those who are poor, sick and alone. Lord, in your mercy…
We pray for our parish, family and friends: that we may follow Jesus by sharing what we have with those who do not have enough and forgiving those who have hurt us. Lord, in your mercy…
We pray for our parish, family and friends: that, even if we find it difficult, or others laugh at us, we may stand up for what we believe in and follow Jesus’ call. Lord, in your mercy…
Closing prayer: Lord Jesus, help us to join together with other people across the world in helping others, especially those who are poor, so that all people may know that we are your followers. Amen.
This week try to follow Jesus in all you do during the week, by sharing or being kind or caring for others, especially people who are poor lonely or sad.
Her is a picture for you to print out and colour this week