Children's Liturgy of the Word at St. Jerome

Children listen to the Gospel in words they can easily understand at Children's Liturgy of the Word at St. Jerome.

“Let the little children come unto me.” (Matt 19:14)  Liturgy of the Word with Children (CLOW) is a ministry that presents the Word of God to children in terms that they can understand.  It is a ritual prayer service that parallels the Liturgy of the Word taking place at the same time in the church at Mass.  The children are escorted to an adjoining room before the readings and homily begin at Mass and then return to church to sit with their families after the Prayers of the Faithful.  Children from the age of three up to those who have not yet received their First Holy Communion are invited to participate.  The program is led by parishioners Peggy Rhein with help from Maria Dybzinski.  The adult leader encourages the children to talk about the message they learned from the gospel story that was read to them, and there is always an activity to take home to reinforce the lesson.  CLOW is a prayerful and centering experience for young children.

Adele Markert

Parish Secretary/business manager at St. Jerome Church

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019