Children's Liturgy of the Word - St. Bernard's

Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place in the St. Bernard's Community Center and introduces children who have not yet made their First Holy Communion to the Word of God in the context of a liturgical format that follows the Liturgy of the Word at Holy Mass. The prayers and readings follow the same sequence, including the Kyrie, Gloria (in season), the Gospel, the Creed and Petitions. The Gospel is presented from a Children's Lectionary in simplified English for better understanding. An activity, reflection or craft follows the Gospel in order to deepen the children's comprehension and engagement with the Word. The children are brought back into the main Mass to rejoin their families for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.