Children's Liturgy of the Word Formation Program

Children's Liturgy of the Word Formation

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is for all who celebrate the liturgy of the word with children during the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. The workshop will be of particular interest to those who are new to this ministry. Experienced leaders and clergy will also find the workshop helpful.

The presentation will provide an overview of the resource from CCCB Publications. Included will be a discussion of the following issues: creating a place for prayer, preparing Scripture texts, leading intercessory prayer, music, and the use of ritual in celebrations with children.

Participants will also consider other ways in which children may participate more fully in the parish Sunday Eucharist.


Cost: $15.00 (includes copy of the book: Celebrating the Word with Children and handouts).

Facilitator: Monsignor Murray Kroetsch, Vicar General and Chancellor of the Diocese of Hamilton

Children's Liturgy of the Word Resources

The following resources have been approved by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for use with the celebration of Children's Liturgy of the Word:

  1. SUNDAY Lectionary (Year A, B, C)
    These resources are used for the proclamation of the word during the celebration and includes inclusive, age appropriate language for children ages 6-12 years old. 

  2. SUNDAY Weekly Leader's Guide (Year A, B, C)
    These resources include the readings of the day, along with reflection ideas for leader's of the Children's Liturgy.

  3. Music CDs (Year A, B, C)
    These CDs provide music for each Sunday and Feast Day, and contains the songs for the Psalm and Gospel Acclamations.

  4. Celebrating the Liturgy of the Word with Children
    This resource offers user-friendly guidelines for the celebration of the Liturgy of the Word with children during Sunday Mass. It is a practical guide for those who are planning and/or leading these celebrations with children. 

All of these resources can be ordered through the Liturgy Office. Please contact Anthony De Feo for further information.