All children are welcome at Mass throughout the Parish. Yet, we know as a parent of young children, Mass can sometimes be tricky!
At every Sunday Mass we give out a child friendly sheets. Look is a Sunday sheet for children between 4-9 years old providing Gospel-focused activites and games for younger children. Each week the Gospel story is explained in age appropriate language. A prayer and a variety of activities that will engage the children are included to help each child get to know the person of Jesus.
Ichthus is a weekly Mass leaflet for children who have taken their first Holy Communion. It explains the readings of the day in accessible language and provides commentary on the action of the Mass.
At the back of the churches, we hope you will find some Busy Bags to use if young children get restless during the service. In them you will find a little eye-spy flip books to look through together, prayer cards with beautiful illustrations and even a hand with a guide to Pope Francis' special five finger prayer. There are also a variety of board books and small creatures to hold on to.
Do help yourself if you have a baby, toddler or preschooler who needs something new to look at. Please return them to the back of church at the end of Mass.
Thank you to the playgroups and the craft club, who have helped make this beautiful resource for our young children in the Parish. If you would like to get involved in making things similar to this and have some spare time please do let us know.