“Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” And he put his arms round them, laid his hands upon them, and blessed them.
Time Travelers provides young children (ages 3-8) with the opportunity to hear the scriptures proclaimed in language they can understand. After the opening prayer of the 9:30 mass, they are invited by the celebrant to join the catechist who leads them from the community at worship to classrooms where they listen to the Word proclaimed and explained with age-appropriate words and activities. The first and second readings, the responsorial psalm, the gospel and the prayers of the faithful are all included as they learn how to live out what they hear and join in prayer. VIRTUS trained leaders and readers volunteer and shepherd the children back to their families at mass for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Coordinators: Michelle Connors
Staff Liaison: Diane Bruce, Director of Faith Formation, 330.722.6633