Old St. Mary’s offers Liturgy of the Word for Children on Sunday mornings during the 8:30 and 11:00 masses from September through the first two weeks of May. The classes are for children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. (Younger children are unable to sit and listen for the 20 minutes of the program.) The children are invited to gather at the foot of the altar after the Opening Prayer of the liturgy and are dismissed for the lesson, returning to the assembly after the Prayer of the Faithful.
The gospel of the day is presented to the children in age-appropriate language along with occasional activities based on the gospel message. Volunteers from the parish who have been screened and trained by the Director of Lifelong Faith Formation facilitate Liturgy of the Word for Children.