Ever gone to church and arrived home wondering what the Gospel message was? Were your children, perhaps, sitting next to you during Mass?
Several churches in our archdiocese have adopted a Children’s Liturgy of the Word. While each parish executes it differently, the premise is to remove little ones – usually preschool age – from Mass during the readings, Gospel and homily and place them in a different setting to hear a child-friendly Gospel explanation. Children return at the offertory.