Children's Liturgy of the Word
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLW) gives children attending Mass an opportunity to experience the celebration of the Liturgy of the Word in a simpler way, in order to more easily understand God's word. The format is essentially the same: readings, psalm, gospel, and reflection and happen simultaneously to the adult proclamation, but in a separate space.
Children ages 4-10 are invited forward at the beginning of Mass and sent to the parish hall for this part of the Mass and return at the time of the Offertory. Here at St. Ita, this is offered during the special seasons of Advent, Lent and Easter at the 10:30 am and 12:30 pm Masses.
No sign-up is necessary Children join when they are invited at Mass. Parents with younger children are welcome and encouraged to accompany them until they are old enough to be comfortable by themselves.