The children of the parish are invited by Father Mckay to celebrate the Liturgy of The Word with their own catechists at 11am Sunday morning Mass
Offering the children a Liturgy of The Word, which is suited to their age and adapted to their stage of development, can become one of the key ways of helping them grow in faith.
The Children’s Liturgy is a real and positive route to help the children develop into real and informed Christians. It also illustrates to them that the word of The Lord has a natural and important place in their daily lives. By allowing the children the opportunity to participate at their own level, to be active, and to be involved, helps to build a healthy relationship between The Liturgy and their daily living. It also provides the children with a strong base for sincere and lasting faith.
The children gather in the Church and begin the Mass with everyone else. After the Sign of the Cross and the Greeting, the Priest calls the children forward, presents them with a Bible and the adult leaders process with the children to the “upper room” The children come back into church at the offertory where they display what they have done and then some of them take part in the Offertory procession.
If you would like to help with this important ministry, please let Father or Veronica know. Following a mandatory PVG check We will welcome you in joining our team of dedicated volunteers.
This is not a closed group – all primary school age children in the Church are welcome and encouraged to attend
Online Fun… while you are waiting for next weeks childrens liturgy here is a link to some fun online activities you may want to try http://www.bibleactivitieszone.com/
Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time 2020
“You have heard it said, ‘Love your friends, hate your enemies.’ But now I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may become the children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun to shine on bad and good people alike, and gives rain to those who do good and to those who do evil. Why should God reward you if you love only the people who love you? Even the tax collectors do that! And if you speak only to your friends, have you done anything out of the ordinary? Even the pagans do that! You must be perfect – just as your Father in heaven is perfect!”
Jesus says that if someone asks to have something like a shirt, we should give them a coat as well. Or if they ask us to walk one kilometre with them, we should walk two. What do you think Jesus means?
Jesus is asking us to share generously with other people by not just lending them what they ask for, but by giving them even more than they need.
Can you think of a time when someone shared something with you? What was it? How did it make you feel?
Has anyone ever refused to share with you? How did that feel?
Jesus tells us that we should love everyone, not just our friends and family. God loves and cares for all of us and wants us to love all the other members of our global family.
God calls us to share with each other so that the world is a fairer and better place for everybody, so that everyone has enough to eat and drink, a safe place to live and can go to school.
How do you think we can share with people here and in other countries? What will you share this week and who with?I
Jesus asks us to one another and to share what we have. Thinking of others around the world we pray together:
We pray for world leaders: that they may use their power wisely and share generously so that the lives of people who are poor are changed for the better. Lord, hear us…
We pray for people who are poor around the world: that we may work with them to make the world a better place, they may find hope for the future. Lord, hear us…
We pray for our parish, families and friends: that we may be moved to share what we have with our global family around the world. Lord, hear us…
God of love, help us to share generously with all those who do not have enough in our world, to love one another wherever we may be, and to make the world a fairer place for everyone. Amen.