Shortly after the start of Mass, our children leave for their own liturgy in the parish rooms. They return to join the Mass just before the offertory. This liturgy is generally suitable for children who have yet to make their first Eucharist or who are 8 years and under (lower limit 4 yrs old). All are made welcome.
The children return to the assembly in time for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Young children quite often have difficulty understanding the meaning of the Liturgy of the Word. The Children’s Liturgy overcomes that difficulty and helps them to leave Mass nourished by both the Liturgy of the Word and the Eucharist. Parents are welcome to accompany their children at any time.
There is a children’s catechetical programme designed for the children who have made their First Holy Communion and leading up to Confirmation. This takes place after the 10.30am Mass.