ATTENTION – Young People’s Liturgy of the Word will continue at the 10:30 am Sunday Mass throughout the Summer, through September 1. We will resume YPLW at both the 9 am and 10:30 am Masses on September 8. Thank you to our YPLW Facilitators and Student Lectors for your willingness to continue throughout the summer!
ATTENTION STUDENTS – We are having Student Lector Training Sessions on September 10, 11 or 21. CLICK HERE for more information.
Every Sunday throughout the year (except Palm Sunday and Easter), children of the parish are invited to participate in the Young Peoples’ Liturgy of the Word. Before the First Reading the children are called forward, blessed and sent to the Chapel. They listen to the Word of the Lord proclaimed by their peers (our Student Lectors). Then, the YPLW Facilitator (a trained adult) leads a reflection/discussion on the readings and how they apply to the lives of the children. This takes place using language, props and symbols that the children can understand. After praying the Creed and offering their petitions, the children are then led back into church to join their families for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Children do not need to register to participate in YPLW. Just bring them to Mass and send them out to the chapel with the other children and facilitator.
To become a YPLW Facilitator or Student Lector, contact Pat Chuchla in the Worship Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 708-873-4652. Training and weekly scripts are provided.