Welcome:

Introduce yourself and welcome the children to Children’s Liturgy of the Word.  In particular, acknowledge the host classes attending that week. Gently remind them that they must give their full attention to the presiders who will speak God’s Word.  

Opening Prayer (Feel free to change according to Gospel message. Find it at FaithFirst.com)

Let us pray.
Loving God,
Open our hearts and help us to listen to your Word.
Help us to grow closer to you.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray.

Amen. 

First Reading/ Second Reading (which ever you choose):

A reading from….[Insert Reading Here] The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm

 [Insert Responsorial Psalm Here]

[Invite the children to stand.  “Please stand for the Gospel.”]

Gospel:

Alleluia, Alleluia.  Alleluia, Alleluia.
The Lord be with You.  And with your Spirit.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to NGlory to You, Lord.

     [Insert Gospel Reading Here]
The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ. 

Invite the children in grade 4 and up to go on the stage while the younger ones remain.

REFLECTION

 [Insert Reflection Here]

Profession of Faith: (Feel free to change according to Gospel message.)

Presider:   We believe that Jesus came to save us.                                  Children:  Yes, we believe.
Presider:  We believe that God calls us to do good.                                    Children:  Yes, we believe.
Presider:  We believe that Jesus is with us always.                                    Children:  Yes, we believe. 

General Intercessions: (Feel free to change according to Gospel message.)

Presider:  Let us pray for all our needs, especially that we may grow closer to Jesus each day. 
We pray to the Lord                                                            Children:  Lord hear our prayer.

Presider:  Let us pray for the needs of our family & friends that they may be saved by Jesus’ loving grace.  We pray to the Lord                                                           Children:  Lord hear our prayer.

Presider:  Let us pray for the people who are suffering because of violence in the world or in their families that they will know the peace of Jesus. 
We pray to the Lord.                                                          
Children:  Lord hear our prayer.

[If time permits, invite the children to add their own intentions.]

Dismissal: Conclude with a few concise ideas/thoughts from the reflection.  Dismiss the children and line-up accordingly.  

Revised:  9/17/2015 Document (F)