Children’s Liturgy

In order to discuss the liturgy at an age appropriate level, St. Joe’s kids are invited to participate in either the Kindergarten-Grade 1, Grade 2-3 or Grade 4-6 group.

During the school year at the 9:30 Mass, children are invited to gather for about 15-20 minutes to break open the Word of God. We recognize that children are equal in discipleship to adults. Their experiences and contributions are validated and treated with respect. In our activities, we invite children to express their faith at a level appropriate to their age and help nourish their spirituality.

“Watching and listening to the children express their spirituality is life-giving, moving and just wonderful. When I help the children reflect on what it means to be a follower of Jesus, I learn so much myself and come away recharged and refreshed with words of wisdom to live by for the week ahead.”

 

Time commitment:

Our Children’s Liturgy program always requires many volunteers. We facilitate three separate groups and require a leader and an assistant for each group, who typically help once per month. If you are a leader, some preparation is required. We communicate mostly through emails but volunteers meet from time to time throughout the year for fellowship and to share experiences.

 

Skills/Qualities:

  • A joy and affinity for working with children
  • Some experience in managing small groups of children is handy
  • A measure of creativity, sense of humour and patience

Training:

We provide a workshop and shadowing experience. Ample resources and guidance are available to help you be successful.

 

Police check: Required

Contact:  Toni Tarasco      613-981-2820      tarasco.toni@gmail.com