Liturgy of the Word with Children (LWC) is a ministry that strives to bring the Word of God to school-aged children.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Online Videos: Since we are not able to hold Children’s Liturgy of the Word in person due to COVID, you may want to check out this online version by Heidi and Mark Witte. Each week they produce 25 minute Children’s Liturgy videos totally free! This highly interactive program encourages children to participate, appeals to various learning styles, and helps young children understand the Gospels and their faith more fully! You can access this free catechetical resource by visiting: http://www.catholictv.org/shows/childrens-liturgy
Liturgia infantil de la palabra vídeos en línea: Puesto que no somos capaces de mantener la liturgia infantil de la Palabra en persona debido a COVID, es posible que desee echar un vistazo a esta versión en línea por Heidi y Mark Witte. ¡Cada semana producen videos de 25 minutos de liturgia infantil totalmente gratis! ¡Este programa altamente interactivo anima a los niños a participar, apela a varios estilos de aprendizaje y ayuda a los niños pequeños a entender los Evangelios y su fe más plenamente! Puede acceder a este recurso catequético gratuito visitando: http://www.catholictv.org/shows/childrens-liturgy
Its purpose is to lead children to a full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgy. Developmentally, children may not understand all of the language and symbols used in sacred Scripture or the Liturgy. Yet children need to experience God’s word on a level they can understand and embrace.
To accomplish this goal, adult volunteers prepare a separate Liturgy of the Word celebration for children each week. In a special room, the children hear the Sunday readings from a children’s Lectionary and participate in a discussion about what they hear God telling them each week through the Scriptures. Traditions and church seasons are explained and children have the opportunity to have their questions answered. The children then rejoin their families for Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Liturgy of the Word with Children is offered weekly at 9:30 am Sunday Mass and during the 5:00 pm Mass in Spanish. Any child in grades K-5 is welcome.
If you would like to be involved in LWC, or would like more information about the program, please contact Noelle Heinze, [email protected]