Sacred Heart Children’s Liturgy is well established, having been running for more than 10 years. There is a large group of catechists, who work within the 2 age-ranges. Little Church, 2-6 years and Growing Church 7-11 years. The structure of the catechists’ groups have been organised to allow new catechists to slot easily in and develop their confidence gradually.
The spiritual sharing that takes place at the catechists meetings has led to a trust on which many friendships have been built. We provide Children’s Liturgy at the Sunday 10.30am Mass in two age groups, so we can deliver an appropriate liturgy for the children’s age and understanding. The theme of the week is based on the Gospel for that Sunday. Various methods are used to bring the Gospel alive and the children are encouraged to participate as fully as possible. We share our faith in Jesus Christ with the children in order to lead them to a greater understanding and love of Jesus Christ and present the Gospel so that it is relevant to the children’s everyday lives, in this ever changing world.
During the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter special celebrations and activities are arranged for the children to help their spiritual preparation for the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. These special celebrations are very significant in the spiritual, liturgical lives of the children and young people of our parish. The Catechists are commissioned each year at a Mass in the Autumn Term to celebrate the Blessing of the School Year.