Across the Catholic Parish of Guildford, there are lots of activities that can allow your child to grow in faith and community.
What is Children's Liturgy?
It is an opportunity for children to hear and respond to the Gospel story in their own time and space. The children leave the main body of the church with a team of adult leaders during the Gloria. They come back during the offertory to continue their participation in the Mass.
who is children's liturgy for?
Children’s liturgy of the Word is for children who are aged up to 8 years old and are:
- Able to sit and listen to a story for a maximum of 15 minutes
- Happy to come to Liturgy independently if attending full-time school (aged 5-8)
When does it take place?
Children's Liturgy takes place at the following Sunday morning Masses during term time.
- St Edward the Confessor 9am Mass
- St Pius X 9.30am Mass,
- St Mary's 11am Mass
- St Josephs 11am Mass.
Young children at mass
Children are a very important part of our Parish. To help them feel welcome and engaged during Mass there are some resources available especially for them.
Children's friendly sheets
At every Sunday Mass we give out these sheets:
Look is for children between 4-9 years old. Each week the Gospel story is explained in age appropriate language. It also provides Gospel-focused activities and games for younger children to help each child get to know the person of Jesus.
Ichthus is for children who have received their first Holy Communion. It explains the readings of the day in accessible language and provides commentary on the action of the Mass.