Family-Friendly Worship

Family-Friendly Worship Opportunities

Family Masses and Children's Liturgy of the Word Engage Children in Sacred Worship

Looking for a family-friendly experience at church? Want your children to become more engaged in sacred worship? During the school year our 9:15 AM and 11 AM Masses are designed to accommodate families, especially those with young children.

Children's Liturgy of the Word: Most Sundays during the school year we offer Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9 AM and 10:45 AM Masses except when a Family Mass is scheduled. Following the Collect (Opening Prayer) children aged 4-9 will be offered the opportunity to be dismissed to "break open the Word of God" in the Gathering Space Meeting Room in a format that is age-appropriate. The children return to church for the Liturgy of the Eucharistwith their families. We are looking for adult volunteers to help with the teaching and assisting for the program each week. If you are interested and have completed the Virtus (Stand/Shield) training please contact Casey Buckstaff at Casey.Buckstaff@gmail.com. We ask that families of children under the age of 4 take advantage of our Child Care option and not send toddlers to Children's LIturgy of the Word.

Child Care: Child care is offered year round for children ages 1-4 at the 9 & 10:45 AM Masses each Sunday in the lower level of the Parish Center (building directly behind the church - Enter through the side door). Staffed by trained child care providers, this affords parents the opportunity to attend Mass knowing that their children are being safely monitored. Children are always welcome in church. 

Family Masses: Occasionally, particularly on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday, we offer Family Masses where the children remain in church the entire time. The Children's Choirs provide the music, young people function as greeters and readers, and the homily is geared towards the children, yet meaningful for all.