Children’s Liturgy of the Word

CLW-Logo What is CLOW?

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is an op-portunity for children, ages 4-7, to learn how to engage and participate in the Mass.

When will CLOW happen?

Children are dismissed, with adult leaders and teen helpers, after the Collect (opening prayer) and return to their families at the offertory. It is planned to be offered at the 10:00am in English and the 12:00pm in Spanish during the school year.

What do the kids do during CLOW?

During CLOW, the children listen to the same readings as the adults but given more at their level. They also learn about the different actions the adults do during the Liturgy of the Word and anticipate “The CLOW Image 2Big Miracle” in the Mass: when the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ.

Why is it only for young children?

CLOW is seen as a way for small children to begin to understand what happens at Mass leading up to their 1st Communion, when they can more fully participate through receiving the Eucharist. Youth in 6th grade and above are encouraged to become assistants, giving an example of faithful participation in the Mass.

CLOW Image 1How do I sign up?

No sign up is needed. However, many adults and youth are needed to facilitate this beautiful opportunity. Helpers do not need to participate in a different Mass, so if you would like to help in some way, please contact John Molloy at jmolloy@oviedocatholic.org.

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