Learning the Word


Learning the Word is a Children’s Liturgy of the Word program held during each 10:30AM Mass from September through May. Children ages 3 (potty-trained) through First Grade are welcome to particiapte. We welcome all children, including guests of our parish to join in the fun and excitement in learning the Word of God.

How It Works

Children enter the church with their families. They participate in the Opening Song, the Introductory Rite, the Penitential Rite, the Gloria, and the Opening Prayer. When it is time time to begin Learning The Word, the children are invited to the front of the church to meet a Learning The Word volunteer and will follow them to the basement of the church while the choir sings a song of sending.

Children will be immersed in the Homily of the day through music, story, skit, and activities. They will be given a life application and weekly mission.

Children will return to the adult mass with the presentation of the gifts. And join their familes and the rest of congregation for the duration of Mass.

Learning of the Word is an opportunity for the children of our parish to praise and worship God, at their own intellectual level. Learning the Word does not replace their religious education program, rather it enhances their worship and weekend Mass experience, further developing their Catholic faith and love of Jesus Christ.

Q&As

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Children ages 3 (potty-trained) through First Grade.

DO CHILDREN NEED TO BE PRE-REGISTERED?

No. This is a drop-in program and is available to all parish members and guests. There is no cost for this ministry. And we welcome everyone.

DOES “LEARNING THE WORD”REPLACE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION?

No. Learning the Word is an opportunity for our parish children to grow in faith and experience the Word of God each week at their own intellectual level. It does not replace the requirements of Religious Education.

Volunteering

Learning the Word is always looking to expand the ministry, and  no matter your age, there are many ways for you to get involved.

BE A LEADER TEAM

Leader teams are generally teams of 2 people that lead a weekly session of Learning of the Word. Wives & Husbands, Moms & Daughters, Dads & Sons, Friends, and Strangers… the combinations are endless. Just get in and join in the fun of worshiping to the littlest of our parish.

ASSIST A LEADER TEAM

Don’t want to lead a team? No worries, our leader teams are always looking for extra hands on deck to help bring the Word of God to our children.

DONATE MATERIALS

Our little ones are always crafting and working on ministry projects, if you have supplies you think could help, we would love to have them. Just drop them off at the parish office.

For more information, contact Beth Peterson Detrick at  (307) 235-5535 or Michelle Larsen at (307) 259-4986.