Children’s Liturgy of the Word 2020-2021
A Weekly Resource
Christine Ondrla Scripture Backgrounds by Mary A. Ehle, phd Peg Ekerdt Jean Marie Hiesberger Biagio Mazza Mary M. McGlone, csj Abbot Gregory J. Polan, osb Denise Simeone George Smiga Paul Turner Season Backgrounds by Mary M. McGlone, csj
978-1-61671-539-7 | Paperback | 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 | 272 pages | Language: English
The essential guide for prayer leaders who facilitate a separate Liturgy of the Word with children on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation. It provides an understanding of the origins and practice of this liturgy; an overview of the order of service and the role of the prayer leader; practical suggestions for leading prayer, navigating the Lectionary, preparing the liturgical environment; and much more.
Children's Liturgy of the Word provides liturgy preparation pages and liturgy guides for every Sunday and Holyday of Obligation. Each liturgy guide includes words of dismissal for the presider, an opening and closing prayer, petitions for the Prayer of the Faithful, and the full text of an interactive homily/reflection that connects the Word to the life experiences of children.
Children's Liturgy of the Word allows the power of the liturgy to act on children, facilitating their growing relationship with God and allowing them to testify to their own experiences of God's presence. Instead of following a traditional classroom model of a lesson followed by an activity or game, this resource closely follows the structure of the Liturgy of the Word being celebrated in the main assembly, as stipulated by the Directory for Masses with Children and the introduction to the Lectionary for Masses with Children. This resource makes leading a liturgically appropriate celebration of the Word easy, even for inexperienced leaders.
Paperback, 8 3/8 x 10 7/8, 272 pages