Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

9 Hillgate, Irvine, CA 92612-3265

Phone : (949) 854-1000 | Fax : (949) 854-0079

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Saturday – 5:00 PM
Sunday – 9:00 & 10:30 AM
Weekdays – 8:30 AM (Monday-Friday)
Holy Days – See bulletin
Reconciliation – Saturday 3:30-4:30 PM

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.
[Psalms 119:105]

Liturgy of the Word with Children is celebrated at our 9AM Mass on Sunday and is for children in grades 1-6.

Why We Celebrate

The adaptation of the lectionary for children along with the Directory of Masses with Children have been the stepping stones for the celebration of Mass at the level that young Catholic children can understand. This allows the children to have a shorter, more exclusive celebration adapted just for them. this is the model in use in our diocese and the liturgy model we have for our parish.

What it Looks Like

Families come to worship in the church as usual. After the opening prayer, the children process to the Parish Hall where they experience God’s Word at their own level. The children rejoin their families in the church during the Offertory. They then celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist with the Parish community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Adults & Confirmed Youth: LEADER

  • Commitment: one Sunday a month
  • Role: facilitating the children’s experience of liturgy.  The leader welcomes the children; proclaims the gospel; leads a discussion of the readings; leads the profession of faith and the general intercessions.

Children grades 3-6: CHILD LECTOR

  • Commitment: one Sunday a month
  • Role: participating in the processional at the beginning of Mass and read the first reading.

Sue Overdevest, sfo
Director of Children’s Ministry

(949) 854-1000 x227