During the 9:30 AM liturgy, children ages four through 4th grade are invited to join a catechist during the Liturgy of the Word (the readings and homily portion of the Mass). Children rejoin the adult congregation at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist (shortly after the homily is presented). By offering a separate Liturgy of the Word for Children, we hope to facilitate a deeper, more easily understood Scripture for children. It is proclaimed in an simpler vocabulary and the discussion includes situations that are applicable to children. This is offered on a weekly basis and does not require registration. However, children must have the ability to sit still and understand that it is still church; it is not a class and therefore their behavior must reflect the environment they are in. For further information, please contact the Director of Religious Education, Sandy DesJardins at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the parish office at 662-6861.