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

March 22 (The Fourth Sunday of Lent): 
Lesson -- Gifts Sheet

March 29 (The Fifth Sunday of Lent):
Lesson -- Gifts Sheet

April 5 (Palm Sunday)
Lesson -- Gifts Sheet
 

Schedule

  • March
    • March 1 – 1st Sunday of Lent
    • March 8 – No class (School Break)
    • March 15 – 3rd Sunday in Lent
    • March 22 –  No class (School Break)
    • March 29 –  No class (School Break) 
  • April
    • April 5 – No class (Palm Sunday)
    • April 12 – No class (Easter Sunday)
    • April 19 - Divine Mercy Sunday and Alleluia Celebration
    • April 26 – 3rd Sunday of Easter
  • May
    • May 3 – Good Shepherd Sunday
    • May 10 – 5th Sunday of Easter
    • May 17 – 6th Sunday of Easter
    • May 24 – No class (Memorial Day Weekend)
    • May 31 - Pentecost

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