Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for ages 4 through 5th graders at the 11:00 AM Mass. No pre-registration is necessary. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Children ages four through 5th grade are invited to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word every Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. liturgy.  Leaders proclaim and explain the Sunday readings in a way young children can understand and help them respond to God’s word in age appropriate ways.  Children return to their parents for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Children need not register; they are welcome whenever they come to the 11:00 a.m. Sunday liturgy.  This is a great opportunity for adults and middle school/high school youth to help these children of our parish understand the Word of the Lord.  All volunteers are screened and must comply with the Diocesan Safe Environment Regulations.

Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins for the assembly, these children are invited to go with the weekly leaders from the church to the Church parlor.  During this special time, the volunteer teacher leads the children through prayers and readings that are simplified for children.  The children learn about the same Scripture readings as the rest of the assembly. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents after Mass.

Time Commitment: About two hours preparation for each assigned Sunday.  Contact: Marisa Cupps, 804-329-0473 or email at

Volunteers are needed .  For more information or to get involved, please email Marisa Cupps at or call 804-329-0473.