LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN
Children's' liturgy involves the practice of children leaving the church just before the Liturgy of the Word and gathering in a specially prepared, age appropriate place to celebrate a Liturgy of the Word that is geared to their level of understanding.
In 1973, the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome issued a document called, “Directory for Masses for Children (D.M.C.) which gave the principles and guidelines for adapting the liturgy for children to enable them to take a more active part in liturgical celebrations.
Children's' liturgy leaders facilitate the Liturgy of the Word for children by following these guidelines and using other resources like the Lectionary for Children, age appropriate magazines and visual aids.
If you would like to volunteer to be part of children's liturgy, please contact the Faith Formation Office at (201) 933-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.