Children and Youth Ministries

As we are not currently able to attend Mass, our aim is to support families in their home prayer life on this page

Some of the resources on this page have been sourced from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Australia Website. 
We offer this wonderful program of faith formation also known as the Childrens Atrium to the children in our parish.

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Preparing a prayer space at home  

 Setting up a Prayer Table at Home

Family Prayer at home

There are two articles that may help
families with this topic

Praying together as a family

Praying with Young Children

 
  Exploring the Sunday Readings with your children

The Feast of Pentecost

Sunday May 31 2020

 

 

Pentecost Sunday 

Children's Worksheet 

Ascension of the Lord 

Sunday May 24 2020

 

Ascension Sunday

Children's Worksheet

Children's Craft Activity
online article from Ministry to Children.com 

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday May 17 2020

 

I will send another Advocate to be with you forever

Young Children's Worksheet

Older Children's Worksheet

Fifth Sunday of Easter

 Sunday May 10 2020

 

 

The Way, the Truth and the Life

Children's Worksheet for this week

Good Shepherd Sunday 

Sunday May 3 2020


This article is written to support families explore 
this wonderful paschal parable with children in an age appropriate way

Good Shepherd Sunday 

 

 Children and our 9.00am Mass

As Catholics, the Mass is our greatest act of worship and most sacred celebration of community, of what it means to be the Body of Christ.

As the faith community of Our Lady of Dolours, we want to empower parents in their role of bringing their children into relationship with God, by providing opportunities to help the children feel connected to this central act of worship in a meaningful way.

Our 9am Mass each Sunday is central to this mission. This is our family friendly Mass. It celebrates in a way that welcomes and supports the involvement of children and young families in the liturgy.

At this Mass we offer Children's Liturgy of the Word, we have a children's choir that performs on the 3rd Sunday of each month and the children can also get involved in reading.

Click on the following links to learn more about how to get involved.

Children's Mass Ministries

Children's Choir and Musicians

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Young Reader's Ministry

Young People and our 5.30pm Mass

Sunday night 5.30pm Mass is the heart of our parish youth ministry where young people lead the ministries of Music, Proclamation of the Word, Altar Serving and Communion Ministry. If you’re in high school or a young adult we’d love to invite you to come get involved. Contact chatswoodoffice@bbcatholic.org.au.

On the 4th Sunday night of each month outside of school holidays Mercy College and St Pius X College come and enhance our Mass with leaders from the schools sharing the good news of what nearly 2000 Catholic students are doing in community, social justice and retreats. Join us for a BBQ after this Mass.