Liturgy of the Word for Children
St. Joseph Religious Formation Program
We strongly support the essential role of parents in bringing children into a life of faith. It is the parents' Christian example, their participation in the celebration of the Eucharist, and their commitment to the education of their children, in which the Truth of their Faith is taught.Our mission is to educate each individual to develop an active life of faith, and to encourage parents and children to grow in faith together.
The Liturgy of the Word for Children, held during 10AM and Noon Masses, is a worship experience geared toward children. It mirrors the worship experience of the larger church community with a style that is engaging and interactive. Jesus himself recognized that children have a pure spirituality and he made them the primary spiritual model for all believers.
The Word of God has a message that is relevant and fitting for children just as it is for adults. However, children sometimes miss the message due to the adult language they may not comprehend.
Through this program (Children Celebrate) they are given the opportunity to hear the Scripture in words they can understand and to share their own understanding of God’s Word.