Children's Liturgy of the Word

CLOW offers young children an opportunity to experience the Word in a format that engages them at their level.  Children leave the sanctuary during the Liturgy of the Word and are led downstairs to the parish hall, where volunteers teach them the Gospel in a way that is meaningful to them, and support it with activities or worksheets. Children return to Mass after the General Intercessions.

These sessions are not faith formation classes, arts-and-crafts activities, or babysitting during Mass. Rather, the children hear the same Mass readings as adults – but in simpler terms that are easier to grasp.  In our quest to meet people where they are on their faith journey, this is one way for us to bring the Word of God and the beauty of our Catholic faith to our youngest parishioners.

Virtual Children's Liturgy of the Word

As we continue to navigate the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kate McGrath (our Pastoral Associate and OLA's Faith Formation Coordinator for Grades K-8) offers virtual CLOW videos to keep our children connected to their faith!  The videos include prayers, the week’s Gospel reading, music, and a craft activity -- all geared for our younger parishioners.  They are available each week starting at 7:00am on Sunday.  If you've missed any of the previous weeks' CLOW videos, here are the YouTube links:

November 28, 2021 (First Sunday of Advent) and PDF guide.
November 21, 2021 (Solemnity of Christ the King).  There is no PDF guide this week.
October 31, 2021 (Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
October 3, 2021 (Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
September 26, 2021 (Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
September 19, 2021 (Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
September 5, 2021 (Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
August 29, 2021 (Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
August 22, 2021 (Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
August 15, 2021 (Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and PDF guide.
August 8, 2021 (Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
August 1, 2021 (Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
July 25, 2021 (Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time).  There is no PDF guide this week. 
July 11, 2021 (Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
July 4, 2021 (Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
June 27, 2021 (Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
June 20, 2021 (Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
June 13, 2021 (Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
June 6, 2021 (Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ) and PDF guide.
May 30, 2021 (Most Holy Trinity) and PDF guide.
May 23, 2021 (Pentecost Sunday) and PDF guide.
May 16, 2021 (Seventh Sunday of Easter) and PDF guide.
May 9, 2021 (Sixth Sunday of Easter) and PDF guide.
May 2, 2021 (Fifth Sunday of Easter) and PDF guide.
April 25, 2021 (Fourth Sunday of Easter) and PDF guide.
April 18, 2021 (Third Sunday of Easter) and PDF guide.
April 11, 2021 (Divine Mercy Sunday) and PDF guide.
April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday). There is no PDF guide this week.
March 28, 2021 (Palm Sunday) and PDF guide.
March 21, 2021 (Fifth Sunday of Lent) and PDF guide
March 14, 2021 (Fourth Sunday of Lent) and PDF guide.
March 7, 2021 (Third Sunday of Lent) and PDF guide.
February 28, 2021 (Second Sunday of Lent) and PDF guide.
February 21, 2021 (First Sunday of Lent) and PDF guide.
February 14, 2021 (Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
February 7, 2021 (Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
January 31, 2021 (Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
January 24, 2021 (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
January 17, 2021 (Second Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
January 10, 2021 (The Baptism of the Lord) and PDF guide.
January 3, 2021 (The Epiphany of the Lord) and PDF guide.
December 27, 2020 (Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph) and PDF guide.
December 20, 2020 (Fourth Sunday of Advent) and PDF guide.
December 13, 2020 (Third Sunday of Advent) and PDF guide
December 6, 2020 (Second Sunday of Advent) and PDF guide.
November 29, 2020 (First Sunday of Advent) and PDF guide.
November 22, 2020 (Solemnity of Christ the King) and PDF guide.
November 15, 2020 (33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
November 8, 2020 (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
November 1, 2020 (Solemnity of All Saints) and PDF guide.
October 25, 2020 (30th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
October 18, 2020 (29th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
October 11, 2020 (28th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
October 4, 2020 (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
September 27, 2020 (26th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
September 20, 2020 (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
September 13, 2020 (24th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
September 6, 2020 (23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide.
July 26, 2020 (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide
July 19, 2020 (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide
July 12, 2020 (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide
July 5, 2020 (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide
June 28, 2020 (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide
June 21, 2020 (12th Sunday in Ordinary Time) and PDF guide
June 14, 2020 (Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) and PDF guide
June 7, 2020 (Most Holy Trinity) and PDF guide
May 31, 2020 (Pentecost) and PDF guide
May 24, 2020 (7th Sunday of Easter) and PDF guide
May 21, 2020 (Ascension Thursday) and PDF guide
May 17, 2020 (6th Sunday of Easter) and PDF guide
May 10, 2020 (5th Sunday of Easter) and PDF guide
May 3, 2020 (4th Sunday of Easter) and PDF guide

Year of the Eucharist CLOW

From the Feast of Corpus Christi 2020-2021, the Archdiocese of Boston is celebrating the Year of the Eucharist.  Here are some ideas, prayers, and activities to strengthen our children's understanding and appreciation for the Holy Eucharist.

CLOW October/November
CLOW August/September
CLOW June/July
 

Catholic TV CLOW

Catholic TV airs 20-minute CLOW videos from South Bend, Indiana, on Sundays at 8am (ET).