There is a Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 9.30am mass most Sundays throughout school term time.
Currently, due to a lack of volunteers, this is open only to those in school years Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
The sessions are held in the Holy Rood Primary School main hall.
Each group is hosted by at least 2 people (DBS-checked) and the sessions run for about 20 minutes. The priest invites the children up to the front of the church to meet with the group leaders just after the opening prayer, and the children are brought back to join their families during the preparation of the gifts /collection.
Often, the group puts together a board covering the topic of the Sunday (normally covering the Gospel, but it could be one of the readings if they were easier to grasp for the children). The board is brought up by the children as part of the Offertory Procession.
The leaders put together the sessions themselves, using either online materials from places such as CAFOD or Sermons For Kids, or using books provided, which are kept in the Parish Room. In terms of numbers of volunteers, we try to have 4 groups of 4 people. This means volunteers only have to help out 1 week in 6 in general (taking into account school holidays). We provide basic materials tool (e.g. crayons, paper) and also we can use the photocopier in the presbytery.
New members are always needed and are given a full induction and training. Do speak to Peter if you are interested. He can be contacted via the parish office.
|29th Sunday, Ordinary Time||21-Oct||Winnie,Teresa, Pete, Carmen|
|30th Sunday, Ordinary Time||28-Oct||Half-term|
|31st Sunday, Ordinary Time||04-Nov||Half-term|
|32nd Sunday, Ordinary Time||11-Nov||Winnie, Teresa, Pete, Carmen, Cherry, Maria|
|33rd Sunday, Ordinary Time||18-Nov||Isabel, Jose, Luizihna, Librada, Luyela|
|Christ The King||25-Nov||Cheryl, Antonia, Cynthia, Vanessa|
|1st Sunday of Advent||02-Dec||Cheryl, Antonia, Cynthia, Vanessa|
|2nd Sunday of Advent||09-Dec||Isabel, Jose, Luizihna, Librada|
|3rd Sunday of Advent||16-Dec||Winnie, Teresa, Pete, Carmen, Cherry, Maria|
|4th Sunday of Advent||23-Dec||Christmas|
|The Holy Family||30-Dec||Christmas|
|Baptism of the Lord||13-Jan||Winnie,Teresa, Pete, Carmen, Cherry, Maria|
|2nd Sunday, Ordinary Time||20-Jan||Sarah, Alfie, Millie, Margaret|
|3rd Sunday, Ordinary Time||27-Jan||Isabel, Jose, Luizihna, Librada, Luyela|
|4th Sunday, Ordinary Time||03-Feb||Cheryl, Antonia, Cynthia, Vanessa|
|5th Sunday, Ordinary Time||10-Feb||Winnie,Teresa, Pete, Carmen, Cherry, Maria|
|6th Sunday, Ordinary Time||17-Feb||Half-term|
|7th Sunday, Ordinary Time||24-Feb||Half-term|
|8th Sunday, Ordinary Time||03-Mar||Sarah, Alfie, Millie, Margaret|
|1st Sunday of Lent||10-Mar||Isabel, Jose, Luizihna, Librada, Luyela|
|2nd Sunday of Lent||17-Mar||Cheryl, Antonia, Cynthia, Vanessa|
|3rd Sunday of Lent||24-Mar||Winnie,Teresa, Pete, Carmen, Cherry, Maria|
|4th Sunday of Lent||31-Mar||Sarah, Alfie, Millie, Margaret|
|5th Sunday of Lent||07-Apr||Easter|
|2nd Sunday of Easter||28-Apr||Isabel, Jose, Luizihna, Librada, Luyela|
|3rd Sunday of Easter||05-May||Bank holiday|
|4th Sunday of Easter||12-May||Cheryl, Antonia, Cynthia, Vanessa|
|5th Sunday of Easter||19-May||Winnie,Teresa, Pete, Carmen, Cherry, Maria|
|6th Sunday of Easter||26-May||Half-term|
|7th Sunday of Easter||02-Jun||Half-term|
|Pentecost||09-Jun||Sarah, Alfie, Millie, Margaret|
|Holy Trinity||16-Jun||Isabel, Jose, Luizihna, Librada, Luyela|
|Corpus Christi||23-Jun||Cheryl, Antonia, Cynthia, Vanessa|
|13th Sunday, Ordinary Time||30-Jun||Winnie,Teresa, Pete, Carmen, Cherry, Maria|
|14th Sunday, Ordinary Time||07-Jul||Sarah, Alfie, Millie, Margaret|
|15th Sunday, Ordinary Time||14-Jul||Isabel, Jose, Luizihna, Librada, Luyela|
|16th Sunday, Ordinary Time||21-Jul||Cheryl, Antonia, Cynthia, Vanessa|
|17th Sunday, Ordinary Time||28-Jul||Summer|
To find out the readings for a particular week, visit the Liturgical Calendar