Children’s Mass

“Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before him with joyful singing.” Psalms 100:2

Children’s Mass:
St. Luke’s – Every 2nd Sunday of the Month Lector Schedule ONLY
– All grade from parish are scheduled for every month
October 8th – 12th Grader
November 12th – 10th Grader
December 10th – 9th Grader
January 14th – 8th Grader
February 11th – 7th Grader
March 11th – 6th Grader
April 8th – 12th Grader
May 13th – 11th Grader

St. Patrick’s – Every 4th Sunday of the Month
September 24th– Kindergarten & 12th Graders
October 22nd – 1st & 11th Graders
November 26th – 2nd & 10th Graders
December 24th – No Children’s – Christmas Eve
January 28th – 3rd & 9th Graders
February 25th – 4th & 8th Graders
March 25th – 4th & 7th Graders (Palm Sunday)
April 22nd – 5th & 6th Graders
May – All Grades

Getting Prepared:
• Pray over the youth to have the Holy Spirit guide them throughout the mass
• Read and practice readings prior to mass (if Lector and Petition Lector) and is highly encourage to practice on the microphone system beforehand.
• Youth check in 20 minutes prior to mass in common area in basement to assure roles during mass

Roles of Participation:
Lector(s): a person(s) using the gift of their voice to present the Word of God to the assembly during Mass in the first and second readings
• One person typically does both the first and second readings, otherwise, a second person can lector in order to help present the readings
• Need to read and practice readings prior to mass
• Designated to upper grader levels (5th – 12th graders), maximum of 2

Petition Lector(s): a person(s) using the gift of their voice to present the prayers of the living to the assembly during Mass after the Gospel and the offertory
• This role ONLY takes place on days when Deacon Jim is not schedule to be present at mass, because this is his designated role
• Designated to upper graders (5th – 12th graders), maximum of 3

Greeters: these people show hospitality by welcoming incoming parishioners and visitors to the Mass by opening the door and greeting them
• Be ready to welcome and greet parishioners and visitors 30 minutes prior to mass
• Filled by two lower (K-5th) and two upper graders (6th-12th), maximum of 4

Ushers: these people facilitate in taking the collection during mass as well as help people find a space to worship if they come in late or the church is crowded
• During the reading of petitions, ushers need to make their way to the back of church to have baskets ready after the offertory song is announced
• A head count of the number of parishioners present at mass
• Designated to two lower (K-5th) and two upper graders (6th-12th), maximum of 4
• Ushers can step in as replacement if not enough youth to fill in other role(s)

Gift Bearers: these people bring forward and present the water, the wine, the bread, and the collection to the priest
• During the reading of petitions, gift bearers also need to make their way to the back of church to line up to present the gifts to the priest
• Designated to three lower (K-5th) and one upper grader (6th-12th), maximum of 4
• Ushers can step in as replacement if not enough youth to fill in role

Choir: these people offer the gift of joyful voices to lead the congregation in singing during Mass
• Opportunity to share their talent and time by singing in the Youth Choir throughout the year. Youth can participate in another role along with singing in choir. Practices take place every Monday at 6:30 P.M. at St. Patrick’s Church. This is highly encouraged!

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