What is CLOW?
During Children’s Liturgy Of the Word children are dismissed from the adult assembly to hear the Gospel at their level of understanding, talk about it’s meaning for their lives, and enter into prayer with the other children gathered. The program is for children 3 years old through 2nd grade. There is no registration for the sessions. The children are called forward and dismissed before the readings from scripture in the adult assembly. They return to the church during the time of the collection. The children must be at least 3 years of age and able to give their attention to the leader. Parents may go with a child the first few times to make sure that they are able to participate or to help them over any fear that they (or the parents) may have. Children should not be forced to go. Children who are forced to attend often do not have a good experience of the session and can become a disruption to the leader and the other children.
Schedule and Location
Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins in the Fall, usually the first week in October, and continues through the end of May. The children are dismissed at the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15 Masses on Sunday mornings. An exception to this occurs on the weekend in which there is Children's liturgy at the 9:30a.m. or 11:15 Mass. There will be no Children's Liturgy of the Word on these weekends at any of the morning Masses There will not be CLOW on some holiday weekends. Check the monthly calendar in the Sunday Bulletin for changes to the schedule.
Dismissal will be as follows:
Preschoolers – Second graders will all be dismissed together to the Chapel. (red sash)
Preschoolers -- Second graders will all be dismissed to the living room. (red sash)
Preschoolers -- Second Grade will all be dismissed to the Chapel. (red sash)