Liturgy of the Word for Children
In this time of lockdowns and restricted mass attendance, many families are missing the experience of their children being dismissed for Liturgy of the Word for Children (LWC) offered during one of the weekend masses.
This Sunday, the Family and Youth Office of the Diocese of St. Catharines launched a new Liturgy of the Word for Children project featuring catechist and LWC Leader, Melissa Kuczera.
Through Google Slides, Miss Melissa will engage children in the ritual and readings of the Sunday Mass, capturing their attention through visuals, through song and word, and her simplified explanations which use reflection questions to open the Word of God using everyday examples that the children will understand, and suggested follow up activities that the family can explore throughout the week.
Weekly Liturgy of the Word for Children - Google Folder
The following parishes also currently offer online Liturgy of the Word for Children:
St. Thomas More, Niagara Falls - https://www.stthomasmorecatholicchurch.com/
St. Michael, Fort Erie - https://stmichaelfe.com/childrens-liturgy/
Click Parish Name for link to live or recorded video
Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria: Sunday 11:30am
Our Lady of the Scapular, Niagara Falls:
Weekdays 9 am Saturday 5 pm
*School Mass Monday’s at 12:30 pm*
St. Alfred, St. Catharines:
Monday-Friday 8 am; Wednesday 7 pm (in Spanish); Saturday 8:30 am, 5 pm, 7:30 pm (in Spanish); Sunday 7:30 am, 9:30 am (in Italian), 11:30 am and 6 pm (in Spanish)
St. Julia, St. Catharines:
Weekdays 9 am and Saturdays 5 pm
St. Michael, Fort Erie: Sunday 10 am
Star of the Sea, St. Catharines:
Sunday Mass uploaded in YouTube
International / Television
Daily Mass TV: The Canadian Catholic Broadcasting Council
Salt + Light Media
Word on Fire Daily Mass with Bishop Barron
St. Alphonsus Liguori's Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there,
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.