Dear Families,                                                

Our Faith Formation class is scheduled to attend and participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) on Sunday, MMMMM XX at the 10:30 A.M. Mass. This is a special invitation to take part in CLW together as a class. Everyone is expected to be in attendance. 

As you know, all Faith Formation classes will be participating in CLW throughout the year. You are encouraged to come to all the CLWs scheduled for the 2016-2017 calendar year. This is a ministry for all our children and we encourage you to embrace the opportunity to have your children participate and hear the gospel message at their level.  It is a very rewarding and enriching experience.

As the “guest” class for this week, you are invited to join the entrance procession and stand at the altar for the start of Mass.  The children should meet the CLW team in the hall by 10:00 a.m. in order to prepare and review.

This ministry truly “belongs” to the children and so we also encourage them to take part in the liturgy by volunteering as readers during the liturgy. Please let us know if your child is interested in taking part as a reader prior to your CLW day.

Parents and siblings should be seated in the reserved section of the church (first 4 rows in front).  Parents are also encouraged to remain in the main church to listen to the proclamation of the Gospel at the adult level during CLW.

Families are also welcome to volunteer to help set-up and serve the refreshments and clean-up after Mass as part of our fellowship time. If you are interested in serving, please let us know as soon as possible. You will work with Marisa Paruta and her family who are the coordinators and hosts for the refreshment portion of CLW. As hosts, you are also encouraged to "meet and greet" other children and families in the hall after Mass.

We hope you and your children enjoy this experience and this wonderfully blessed ministry!  Thanks to all!

2/24/17 (E)