Offered during Sunday morning Mass from September through May, Children’s Liturgy of the Word celebrates the first half of the Mass in words that children better understand. Open to children in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, the children are dismissed as a group following the Opening Prayer, and return to their parents at the Preparation of the Gifts. Parents are invited to come with their children until they are comfortable coming on their own. Parents are also invited to help lead the Children’s Liturgy of the Word once every 4-6 weeks. Training is provided.