16 But Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
17 “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
Why a children’s Liturgy?
Vatican Council II stressed that “full conscious and active participation” in liturgy was a right and obligation emerging from Baptism. This applies to adults and children. This Liturgy helps the children to exercise their rights as the baptized. They participate: it is their liturgy.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word occurs at the same time as the adults are listening and responding in the church.
Children’s Liturgy occurs every Sunday. There are worksheets provided at the back of the Church each Sunday for parents to take their children through the readings of the day whilst still being part of the congregation.