After the Penitential Rite, at the 10.15 am Mass, we take children (and some of their adult family members) to the Parish Centre and explain one of the Sunday readings – usually the Gospel - in a way that most children will be able to understand. We don’t specify an age range, so we welcome children from birth! Anyone visiting the Parish are also very welcome to join us if they wish.
We return to Mass for the Offertory Procession and take some items onto the Altar.
On some occasions, we concentrate on other aspects of the Liturgical Season such as Advent, Lent, Mother’s Day, a Feast Day etc. As there are different methods of learning, we use various ways of helping children to understand what we have been discussing. We chat, sing, make items and colour pictures – though not necessarily all on one day!