…for young people now

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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpd-CgqDsjHdFJalMzv9TVFB4Iu-9cEITv 

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.

 

And here are this week’s sheets – for 29th November, 1st Sunday of Advent:
Click on each image to reach a printable PDF (one PDF for the two wreath pictures, click on the instruction picture…):

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MARK 10 MISSION

We also highly recommend this as a resource, particularly as we go back into lockdown

https://www.themark10mission.co.uk/

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.

 

 

FIRST COMMUNION

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 fhc@stpeterswinchester.org.uk

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION

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.”

 

 

RESOURCES

 

Catholic Sprouts

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.

 

Holy Heroes

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.