Tag Archives: children’s liturgy

Lenten Practices and preparing children for first communion

This week marked the beginning of Lent. We’re quite familiar with the routine, 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. On Ash Wednesday, our foreheads were signed with the cross, that powdery residue from burnt palms. Lent is one of my favorite liturgical seasons; it’s that time of year when I need to shake off the doldrums of winter. The

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Liturgy of the Word…through the experience of children

God enters deeply into our human experience with such profound simplicity in ways that catch us by surprise.  Often, I marvel at the insights children share of their understanding of God’s Word.  Our conversations of “breaking open” the Scriptures have provided many teachable moments of God’s presence in our lives. Whether it’s in the SCORE classroom, in the car driving

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The Gathering Rite – Increasing your child’s participation at Mass

We continue our “mini-series” fostering active participation with our children at Mass. When you enter the gathering space, find a seat where your child can see what is going on at Mass. The Gathering Rite .  Singing calls us to worship. After the song number is announced, share the song book with your child, and sing together.   Have you ever thought

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Fostering Discipleship

 WK 4 This week the children were sent forth from class wearing a colorful “I am a disciple of Jesus” card.   I hope you were able to catch some of the enthusiasm they generated in class.  We were engaged in a lively discussion as the children shared with one another what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.  There

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