At St Joseph's we are delighted to welcome children to their own liturgy during the first part of Mass. The children love it - and we hope their parents do too, as it gives them all a chance to worship at their own level.
On Sunday during 10.45am Mass in term time. It is for children from about age 3 to 7 years and over (their parents are welcome too!)
At the start of Mass, Father invites the children to come forward and accept the Book of the Word and the children then process out to their special rooms.
The children will follow the liturgy of the day, but in a way they can understand. We may act out the Gospel story, make a poster or card, sing or talk about our Faith. The children then return to the Church at the Offertory when they rejoin their families.
3 to 6/7 years old in the Bar Area
6/7 years and over - in the Main Hall
So that children can take part in the same worship but in a way that is suitable for their age.
So that parents can enjoy the Mass without worrying about their children
So that other people are not distracted by bored children and because it is fun!
We have a wonderful team of Liturgists, just ordinary people who love children, and they are on a rota to lead or help at sessions two or three times a term. If you would like to be a Liturgist and like to help, please contact the Parish Office, or telephone Tricia Weeks on 01628 627265