Come unto me little children by William H Johnson
CHILDREN’S LITURGY ONLINE
We have restarted the weekly Children’s Liturgy online via the Zoom platform
The sessions take place at 9:30am – 9:50am on Sundays as usual, so you are then free to join in with the 10am livestreamed Mass if you wish.
To make the sessions as secure as possible, you will need to pre-register here:
Please note! Everyone needs to register for the new session! You will receive a new email with individual joining link
(please don’t share this with anyone) and a few safeguarding reminders.
Links for colouring sheets will be put up in advance on the Children’s/Young People’s page on the website.
THE MARK 10 MISSION
We also highly recommend this as a resource, particularly as we go back into lockdown
Each week they do a really good 15 minute session based on the Sunday Gospel. Could be useful if you can’t get to our Children’s Liturgy at 9:30 and would like something else for the children. It’s aimed at primary school age.
We love to see any colouring or pictures your children produce, inspired by the Mass: please send them in here or via our Facebook page so we can share them with parishioners and others – everyone loves to see them! Here are some recent pieces:
We have created a special gallery for the children’s artwork from the past – go along to this page.
Also from the Facebook page – Fr Mark or Fr Anthony every week give shoutouts during the 10 am Mass to anyone who asks – just put your name down there.
The 2020 group:
Earlier in the summer we had a successful end to the preparation sessions via the zoom platform. After waiting so patiently, half of the children and their families celebrated this beautiful sacrament this October. Sadly, the other children had their Masses postponed again – however we hope to celebrate these in the New Year.
First Holy Communion 2021:
The deadline for registrations for this year’s First Holy Communion programme has now passed, however you may still request further information by emailing Rosanne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bishop Philip says: “After consultation and considering the various options, I have decided the best thing for us to do in the present circumstances is to postpone all the Confirmations planned for this year, 2020, until next year, 2021. This means that those planning Confirmations for 2021 will be asked to wait until 2022. I am sorry that this will be disappointing for many, but it seemed easiest in terms of preparations, catechesis and all the arrangements. I am going to send a Letter to the candidates explaining the situation but encouraging them to look forward to receiving this Sacrament in a year’s time.”
This is a daily podcast for children – their website is here , and you can easily find the podcasts on YouTube. The podcasts are around 8 – 10 minutes and aimed at approximately ages 6 – 11.
There’s always a quiz, a video, a colouring page and various other useful items on this page. When you sign up it goes to your email each Friday, ready for the Sunday.
Magnificat for Children – Magnifikid Link
Magnifikid Link – this is the US version of Magnificat but it’s free online at this time and the children’s version Magnifikid has a simplified Mass, reflection on the readings and various other reflective pieces and activities
Cafod Virtual Children’s Liturgy
There is a Cafod Virtual Children’s Liturgy at 10am every Sunday. You can sign up here.
Sunday Mass Colouring Sheets and Worksheets
Click here to find some good sheets to reinforce the Sunday Gospel Message.