Children’s Liturgy and Children’s Masses
Held each term-time Sunday, Children’s Liturgy is celebrated in the Church Hall during the 11:15 Mass. We take a single group of children who are Pre-school (3-5 years) up to Year 2 out of Mass each Sunday. The group runs through a simplified version of the Mass theme for that Sunday. Then the group does activities based on the theme which may include art, craft and music. The group is led by adult members of the Parish.
Once a term, we hold a Children’s Mass where children participate fully, reading the Penitential Rite, First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Bidding Prayers and contributing art work. Each Christmas Eve the children participate in a Children’s Christmas Mass where they contribute by reading the Christmas Story and the Bidding Prayers.
New classes aimed at children in the school years 1 & 2 will start soon in OLOL. The classes will be looking at the fundamental truths of the Catholic faith through the lives and teachings of our popular saints. The classes will be held in OLOL hall on Sundays from 10.15am to 11am on:
2 December; 24 February; 28 April; 16 June.
Children’s Classes on the Catholic Faith
The majority of our children attend their own village primary schools and the community therefore provides religious instruction for primary school children from age 6 upwards. A key aim of the classes is the first of two years of preparation for First Holy Communion. Children in Year 2 who are due to take their First Holy Communion in Year 3 are expected to attend the classes.
In the Classes on the Catholic Faith the children learn how to apply bible knowledge and the teaching of the church into their daily lives.
For details please see section Holy First Communion
Sessions for Older Children/Teenagers Pre-Confirmation
We are experimenting with holding discussion groups and retreats for older children and teenagers at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sawston. An initial session is currently being planned.