There are several important ways that children can be involved in our parish liturgy:
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Children's Liturgy of the Word is held during the first part of the 10.15am Mass at Lindfield and the 9:15am Mass at Killara during school term. It is not held on the second Sunday of the month at Killara nor on the first Sunday of the month at Lindfield because of the respective Children's Masses held on those days (see below).
At the beginning of Mass the celebrant calls the children forward and they go with their Liturgy leaders to the parish meeting room to learn about the readings of the day in an easily understood way. Children engage in discussion, craft and music to bring alive the meaning of the liturgy for them. Children rejoin their family at the time of the Dedication of the Gifts.
If you would like to become engaged in this worthwhile Ministry contact Richard and Helen Martin via Parish Office.
Monthly Children's Masses
Our Children's Masses are celebrated:
* on the Second Sunday of the Month at Killara at the 9:15am Mass,
* and on the First Sunday of the month at Lindfield at which it is linked with the monthly Youth and Family Mass which is celebrated at the earlier time of 5:30pm (please note that on the other Sundays of the month the Sunday evening Mass at Lindfield is at 6pm).
At these Masses the children take on many of the active roles: as Readers, readers of the Prayers of the Faithful, carrying forward the gifts of bread and wine, etc. The children are also invited to gather around the altar for the Eucharistic Prayer.
As we are one parish you are very welcome to move between our two churches and come to both these children's celebrations each month.
Celebrating after the Mass: After the Children's Mass at Killara there is morning tea so that adults and children can relax and continue the celebration and after the combined Children's and Youth Mass at Lindfield there is a potluck dinner for everyone in St Brigid's Hall above the church.
For more information or if your children or teens would like to be actively involved please contact:
Jean Shatek (for older youth involvement)
Lisa Fraser (for children's involvement)
Colin and Katrina Meade