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The Liturgy of the Word for Children is celebrated during the 9:00 am & 11:00 am Masses each weekend.

 Children are invited to leave the worshipping community and go to the Daily Chapel (ages 6-12) or Church Hall (ages 3-6) in order to hear the Liturgy of the Word proclaimed on their level. Once they hear the Word, we lead them in reflection and discussion of their thoughts and feelings. Proclaimers do not preach to the children - there is no homily so to speak. We encourage the children to take part in the discussion and feel that this is the best way for the children (and proclaimers too) to learn God's Word and how it affects us every day. This prepares them to be able to understand and "live" it in their daily lives.


The children return to their families during the Offertory Procession, and are present for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Parents are asked to discuss the Gospel with their children and make it part of family prayer time throughout the week. In this manner, the connections for faith development are made for children in all areas of their lives. They really come to know Jesus!

Adult Volunteers Needed!

Any confirmed member of the church can be a Proclaimer of the Word. All that is necessary is a love of children and the Word of God, and a commitment of one hour a month for preparation. There are booklets that give guidance to the leaders with background information and suggested questions to use with the children.


Click here for sign up form.


If you would like more information regarding this ministry, please contact the Faith Formation Office at 203.264.5065, or email us.

Proclaimer Schedules

 

 

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Proclaimer Resources

Proclaimer Resources for Ages 6-12

Lesson Outline

Prayer Charts

Proclaimer Lesson Plans for Ages 3-6

File NameLast Modified
A02.2nd Sunday of Advent.Cycle A.pdf11/16/2016 17:08:25
A03.3rd Sunday of Advent.Cycle A.pdf11/16/2016 17:08:31
A04.4th Sunday of Advent.Cycle A.pdf11/13/2016 16:25:17
E02.2nd Sunday of Easter.Cycle A.pdf04/03/2017 11:18:28
E03.3rd Sunday of Easter.Cycle A.pdf04/03/2017 11:18:27
E04.4th Sunday of Easter.Cycle A.pdf04/03/2017 11:18:27
E05.5th Sunday of Easter.Cycle A.pdf04/03/2017 11:18:25
E06.6th Sunday of Easter.Cycle A.pdf04/03/2017 11:18:25
E07.7th Sunday of Easter.Cycle A.pdf04/03/2017 11:18:24
F01.Solemnity of Mary, Cycle A.pdf11/16/2016 17:08:01
F02.Feast of the Holy Family.Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:23
F03.Epiphany.Cycle A.pdf11/16/2016 18:18:53
F04.Baptism of the Lord.Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:24
F05.Presentation of the Lord.Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:24
F10.Pentecost.Cycle A.pdf04/03/2017 11:18:24
F12.Holy Trinity.Cycle A.pdf06/08/2017 15:38:07
F13.Body and Blood of Christ.Cycle A.pdf06/08/2017 15:38:06
F16. Feast of Sts Peter and Paul.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:28
F20.Exaltation of the Holy Cross.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:28
F20.Triumph of the Cross, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:28
F30.DedicationofLateranBasilicaCycleA.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:29
F40.Feast of All Souls.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:31
F40.commemoration of the departed. all souls.cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:29
F42.Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:30
L01.1st Sunday of Lent.Cycle A.pdf02/15/2017 14:44:17
L02.2nd Sunday of Lent.Cycle A.pdf02/15/2017 14:44:15
L03.3rd Sunday of Lent.Cycle A.pdf02/15/2017 14:44:56
L04.4th Sunday of Lent.Cycle A.pdf02/15/2017 14:45:01
L05.5th Sunday of Lent.Cycle A.pdf02/15/2017 14:43:44
L06.Passion Sunday.Cycle A.pdf02/15/2017 14:45:08
O02.2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.Cycle A.pdf12/07/2016 13:49:36
O03.3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.Cycle A.pdf12/07/2016 13:49:26
O04.4th Sunday in Ordinary Time.Cycle A.pdf12/07/2016 13:49:17
O05.5th Sunday in Ordinary Time.Cycle A.pdf12/07/2016 13:49:25
O06.6th Sunday in Ordinary Time.Cycle A.pdf12/07/2016 15:50:58
O07.7th Sunday in Ordinary Time.Cycle A.pdf12/07/2016 15:50:57
O08.8th Sunday in Ordinary Time.Cycle A.pdf12/07/2016 15:51:04
O11.11thSundayofOrdinaryTime,CycleA.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:37
O12.12th Sunday in Ordinary Time.Cycle A.pdf06/08/2017 15:38:06
O13.13thSundayinOrdinaryTime,CycleA.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:38
O14.14th Sunday in Ordinary Time,CycleA.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:39
O15.15thSundayinOrdinaryTime,CycleA.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:39
O16.16thSundayinOrdinaryTime,CycleA.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:42
O17.17th Sunday in Ordinary Time,Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:41
O18.18th Sunday in Ordinary Time,Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:42
O19.19th Sunday in Ordinary Time,Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:43
O20.20th Sunday of Ordinary Time.Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:43
O21.21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:44
O22.22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:44
O23.23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:44
O25.25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:45
O26.26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:45
O27.27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:46
O28.28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:46
O29.29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:47
O33.33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:47
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field.pdf12/12/2014 09:11:49