Celebrating Children

To the parents of our young children, may we suggest…


God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house.

Quietly explain the parts of the Mass and the importance of reverence and respect.

Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.

If you need to leave Mass with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back.

Remember that the way we welcome children in Church directly affects the way that they respond to Church, to God and to Christ. Let them know that they are at home in this Liturgical gathering.

To the members of the parish — A smile of encouragement!