Voice of the Good Shepherd
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Children (ages 3-6 who have not yet received their First Communion) will be called before the Liturgy of the Word at the 10:30am Sunday Mass to go encounter the Good Shepherd through a special presentation of the Liturgy of the Word, grounded in the principles of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The children will be escorted to an Atrium (in the Parish Office) and will be brought back to the church to return to their families during the Preparation of the Altar and Gifts at Mass.
In addition to hearing the Voice of the Good Shepherd in the gospel reading, we ponder what the Good Shepherd might be saying to us, and we explore the beautiful gifts of our Catholic Faith. An important goal of the Voice of the Good Shepherd is to emulate what we see at Mass as closely as possible in a way that children can understand.
Materials for Home Use
August 16, The 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Lesson -- Gifts Sheet
Catholic Family Activities
Check out our new playlist on our Youtube Channel with activies you can do at home with your children:
From the Atrium with Cathie Baier