Children's Ministry

Children’s Liturgy of the Word - Kidz Word

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is celebrated each Sunday during school terms in both our churches, except on the first Sunday of the month at Carlingford and on the third Sunday of the month at Epping when we have our Children’s Masses.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is held in the Parish Meeting Rooms during the 9:30am Mass at Carlingford and the 10:15am Mass at Epping. The children are invited to the sanctuary after the greeting at the beginning of Mass to go with the team leaders to the Meeting Room. It is for children from Kindergarten to Year 6.

It is not a Sunday School but is rather a liturgical celebration of the Word parallel to that same celebration in the Church with the adult community, but presented in a way that helps the children liturgically celebrate the Liturgy of the Word (Scripture readings). At the conclusion of the Liturgy of the Word, the children return to the Church to be with their families for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.


For further information about the Children’s Liturgy of the Word or, if you would like to become involved in this ministry, please contact the Parish Office who will put you in contact with one of the co-ordinators.

Children’s Mass

Every first Sunday of the month at Carlingford at the 9:30am Mass, and every third Sunday of the month at Epping at the 10:15am Mass, excluding school holidays, the children of our two communities are actively involved in the Mass. They look after the Procession of the Gifts, the choir and the Readings. They also have an opportunity to show their creativity and talents in their worship. It is an enjoyable and fun time for our children, without being hard or onerous. It also gives all children of the Parish communities an opportunity to meet, regardless of which school they attend.

The children also take part in the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass, which is our Christmas Children’s Mass. These Masses are organised by a roster of adults, each group co-ordinating one Mass a year.

If you would like more information, or how to become involved, please contact the Parish Office.