BSC launched its English Children’s Liturgy at the English Mass on Saturday (Sunset Mass) and Sunday (10 a.m. Morning Mass) on 20th and 21st January, 2018, respectively.
With the aim to introduce children to listen, reflect and respond to the Word of God at a tender age, CLOW (Children’s Liturgy of the Word) is an Act of Worship.
Targeted at children between the ages of 4 – 9 years old, these sessions will take place every Saturday (Sunset Mass) and Sunday (10 a.m. Morning Mass).
Instead of accompanying their parents or guardians to the mass proper, children who have registered for the program will be guided to another room to partake in the Liturgy of the Word.
They are placed in a conducive environment that ensures they become active listeners and responders to the Word of God. Here, they will listen to simplified versions of the same readings taking place at the Church.
The children are taught the proper way to pray, recite the Creed, Prayers of Intercession, etc. Sometimes, activities like music and art are incorporated into CLOW to aid their learning experience.
These children will join their parents in Church during the Preparation of the Gifts.
While last weekend’s launch was for the English Children’s Liturgy, the Chinese Children’s Liturgy is an on-going program, initiated some years ago.
Teachers from both St Joseph’s Cathedral Sunset Children’s Liturgy, and BSC’s Chinese Children’s Liturgy, were on hand to assist at the commencement of the English Children’s Liturgy at BSC.
Volunteer teachers are encouraged to contact the BSC office for further enquiries.