Welcome to Children’s Liturgy of the Word!
What is Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)?
It is the Liturgy of the Word adapted as a worship experience for children between kindergarten and fourth grade. Helping them understand the Gospel message and participate at their level. Therefore, the Catechist and Adult support satisfy their Sunday obligation and fully participate in reception of Holy Communion.
When is the CLOW dismissal?
CLOW is offered every Sunday at Holy Trinity during the 8:30am and 10:30am Mass times, with the exception of a few major holidays. The children attend the beginning of Mass with their parents until the end of the Introductory Rites. The priest will invite the children to come forward for a blessing and dismiss them from Mass with the CLOW Catechist and Adult support. They will return to the church immediately after the Prayers of the Faithful.
How can I help?
Join the ministry as a Catechist Role CLOW or Adult Support Role CLOW. We must have a CLOW Catechist and Adult Support at each dismissal time! This is a safety factor for the children God has put into our care. Therefore, we must have two participating adults when the priest dismisses. If two adults are not available, he will advise the children to return to their parents and there will not be a dismissal for the Mass time! We will need your help!
Contact Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or concerns along with your willingness to serve as a Catechist or Adult Support. A CLOW catechist will contact you to schedule a best time to begin training, preparing and mentoring you into this wonderful ministry to the youngest of these! God bless you!