Children’s Liturgy archive

At St Edmund’s, our Children’s Liturgy activities are a great way of exploring the Gospel message at a level the children can relate to and enjoy. These are examples from the seasons of the Church’s year (in reverse order)


Sunday 8 November (Jenny and Anna)
Today in Children’s Liturgy we heard the Gospel story about the poor widow who gave all the coins she had to the collection in the temple. We talked about our blessings and how we can generously share with others next week. We put into a basket our offering in words – to be generous in friendship or love or with our prayers.

Our Basket of Offerings

Our Basket of Offerings 2
Sunday 1 November (Fran and Sonia)

This week in Children’s Liturgy we celebrated the Feast of All Saints and remembered some of the people who have lived their lives really well, have died and gone to heaven to be made Saints. Between us all we read the Gospel from Matthew 5: 1- 12. We thought about the characteristics Jesus sets out in the Gospel and decided that we could all do small things in our lives that make us a little more like this. After thinking quietly for a minute or two about someone special to us from whom we can learn these qualities we talked about how people become saints and discussed what a miracle was. To reflect all that we had learned today we drew or wrote some small daily acts of kindness on slips of paper that we displayed on our ‘Small Acts of Kindness’ poster.

Small Acts of Kindness
Sunday 25 October (Caroline and Jan)

This Sunday we read the Gospel which told the story of the blind man Bartemaeus and how he asked Jesus to have pity on him. Jesus healed him and he was able to see. We talked about how Jesus can help us to really see and not to behave in a blind way to those around us, such as when our mum or dad asks us to do something and we chose not to hear or see what they want. We talked about how having faith is important to allow us to open our minds and hearts to Jesus. Just like Bartemaeus we should have blind faith.

Sunday 18 October 2015 (Helen and Jenny)

Today we discussed Mark’s Gospel where James and John wanted Jesus to promise them a special place beside him in Heaven. Jesus answered by telling them that He came down to earth as a servant, not as a king, and that those who think of others before themselves will be rewarded with a place with Him in Heaven. We then talked about the different ways in which we can serve Jesus as we make our journey through life. Each of the children wrote and/or did a drawing of something helpful that they will try to do over the coming week and these were placed at different points on our “stairway of service to Heaven”

Sunday, 12 July 2015 (Family Mass)
We had no Children’s Liturgy today as we celebrated Family Mass in thanksgiving for the recent Confirmation of 15 of our teenage parishioners. They are all now adult members of our Catholic family worldwide. During Mass, they did the readings and bidding prayers, and many of the hymns were the same ones chosen by them for the Confirmation service. During his homily, Fr Charles pointed out that today’s Gospel by Mark – probably best encapsulated in the Newsletter cartoon, captioned “Go tell everyone!” – is particularly apt to the mission of the newly Confirmed. He added that their task need not be that of the Bible-bashing character one sees shouting from a soapbox in Hyde Park Corner but, rather, one of “witness”. In other words, by living their lives in a way that reflects the Holy Spirit at work within them, they will encourage others to follow Christ. He wished all of them great success in their lives and their mission.

After Mass, we had a celebration in the hall and parishioners got a chance to chat with the newly Confirmed as they helped share out crisps and delicious cakes. The event came to a close following a formal thank you and three big cheers for Fr Charles by May Harvey, representing all the Confirmation candidates.

 

Sunday, 5 July 2015 (Jan and Caroline)
Today in Children’s Liturgy we heard about Jesus being back in His home town of Nazareth, teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath day. The people were so surprised because they had known Him as a child and a carpenter’s son and so they didn’t believe what He was saying. They didn’t know where He had his got His power from and Jesus was amazed at their lack of faith. Sometimes when we know someone really well, we can forget how special they are. We thought about who was special to us and how important it is not to judge others on what you think they are like. We prayed for people who face difficulties because of who they are or where they come from.

We spoke about the sacrament of Confirmation and how there will be 15 young people from our parish who will be Confirmed in their faith this Wednesday. We practised singing ‘I the Lord, the sea and sky’ and ‘Walk in the Light’ which are two of the hymns that have been chosen by the Confirmation students for their Mass. We also will sing these hymns as part of the Family Mass next Sunday, 12 July.

Sunday, 28 June 2015 (Jenny and Alexandra)
Today the children listened to the Gospel and heard how Jesus had told Peter he was to be the Rock the Church was to be built on. We then talked about Saint Paul and how he changed to follow and spread Christ’s message. We finished with a prayer asking for help in spreading Christ’s message in our own way.

Saints Peter and Paul Activity

Saints Peter and Paul Activity

Sunday, 21 June 2015 (Helen and Alexandra)
Today, we talked of the time when Jesus and the Apostles were on a boat when a storm came up. The waves grew big and the wind rocked their boat violently. The Apostles were terrified but then Jesus commanded the sea and wind to calm down and He reassured the Apostles with the words “Do not be afraid….I am always with you”. We discussed how this story can have meaning in our own lives, using the storm as a metaphor for problems that we might have during life. We felt that, with Jesus as our special friend, we can call on Him to help us avoid problems and lead to us “calmer waters”. We also talked about how surfers have the ability to ride over big waves, without falling off the board. So, even if we do have a problem, we will, with Jesus’ help, be stronger and better able to “ride the waves”, just like the surfers. Activity: We decorated a large paper boat with a coloured sign “Do Not Be Afraid”. We then put our origami skills to the test by creating a flotilla of smaller boats, following the leader.

Do not be afraid...I am always with you

Do not be afraid…I am always with you

Sunday, 19 July 2015 (Helen and Alexandra)

Our topic today was Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and Alexandra brought in a shepherd’s crook  and Lambie (a very cute soft toy) to help the children get more involved in the discussion. Using these props, we chatted about what a good shepherd does and then tried to apply all those qualities to Jesus as he shepherds us, his flock, through our lives on Earth. For example, a good shepherd pulls his sheep out of trouble,  he guides them into the best and safest areas for grazing and he protects them from danger e.g a wolf.

Thinking back to his recent visit, we remembered that Bishop Alan also carries a crook or crosier, as do other bishops and Pope Francis.  This symbolises their role as shepherds of the Church.

For our activity, the children coloured in a picture of the Good Shepherd and we all read a children’s version of The Lord is My Shepherd together. On our return to Mass, one of the children presented Fr Charles with Alexandra’s crook during the Offertory.

Fr Charles holding Lambie and the shepherd's crook

Fr Charles holding Lambie and the shepherd’s crook

Sunday, 12 July 2015  (Family Mass)
We had no Children’s Liturgy today as we celebrated Family Mass in thanksgiving for the recent Confirmation of 15 of our teenage parishioners.   They are all now adult members of our Catholic family worldwide.  During Mass, they did the readings and bidding prayers, and many of the hymns were the same ones chosen by them for the Confirmation service.    During his homily, Fr Charles pointed out that today’s Gospel by Mark – probably best encapsulated in the Newsletter cartoon, captioned “Go tell everyone!” – is particularly apt to the mission of the newly Confirmed.   He added that their task need not be that of the Bible-bashing character one sees shouting from a soapbox in Hyde Park Corner but, rather, one of “witness”.  In other words, by living their lives in a way that reflects the Holy Spirit at work within them, they will encourage others to follow Christ.  He wished all of them great success in their lives and their mission.

After Mass, we had a celebration in the hall and parishioners got a chance to chat with the newly Confirmed as they helped share out crisps and delicious cakes.  The event came to a close following a formal thank you and three big cheers for Fr Charles by May Harvey, representing all the Confirmation candidates.

NB: Next Sunday (19 July) will be our last Children’s Liturgy before we break for the Summer holidays. 

 

Sunday, 5 July 2015 (Jan and Caroline)
Today in Children’s Liturgy we heard about Jesus being back in His home town of Nazareth, teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath day. The people were so surprised because they had known Him as a child and a carpenter’s son and so they didn’t believe what He was saying. They didn’t  know where He had his got His power from and Jesus was amazed at their lack of faith.  Sometimes when we know someone really well, we can forget how special they are. We thought about who was special to us and how important it is not to judge others on what you think they are like. We prayed for people who face difficulties because of who they are or where they come from.

We spoke about the sacrament of Confirmation and how there will be 15 young people from our parish who will be Confirmed in their faith this Wednesday. We practised singing ‘I the Lord, the sea and sky’ and ‘Walk in the Light’ which are two of  the hymns that have been chosen by the Confirmation students for their Mass. We also will sing these hymns as part of the Family Mass next Sunday, 12 July

Sunday, 28 June 2015 (Jenny and Alexandra)
Today the children listened to the Gospel and heard how Jesus had told Peter he was to be the Rock the Church was to be built on.  We then talked about Saint Paul and how he changed to follow and spread Christ’s message.  We finished with a prayer asking for help in spreading Christ’s message in our own way.

Saints Peter and Paul Activity

Saints Peter and Paul Activity

Sunday, 21 June 2015    (Helen and Alexandra)
Today, we talked of the time when Jesus and the Apostles were on a boat when a storm came up.  The waves grew big and the wind rocked their boat violently.  The Apostles were terrified but then Jesus commanded the sea and wind to calm down and He reassured the Apostles with the words “Do not be afraid….I am always with you”.  We discussed how this story can have meaning in our own lives, using the storm as a metaphor for problems that we might have during life. We felt that, with Jesus as our special friend, we can call on Him to help us avoid problems and lead to us “calmer waters”.  We also talked about how surfers have the ability to ride over big waves, without falling off the board.   So, even if we do have a problem, we will, with Jesus’ help, be stronger and better able to “ride the waves”, just like the surfers.  Activity:  We decorated a large paper boat with a coloured sign “Do Not Be Afraid”. We then put our origami skills to the test by creating a flotilla of smaller boats, following the leader.

Do not be afraid...I am always with you

Do not be afraid…I am always with you

 

Trinity Sunday  (Jan and Caroline)
In Children’s Liturgy we always practise the hymns that we will be singing at Family Mass. This time, the Mass is very special as we will be celebrating the First Holy Communion of nine children in our parish next Sunday (June 7). So, following a short lesson on the Holy Trinity, we sang three hymns with the guitar, violin and ukulele- ‘Bind Us Together’, ‘Kumbaya’ and ‘Sing Hosanna’. It was the best singing we have ever done! Everyone sang their hearts out and showed super rhythm with the shakers. We are looking forward to next week and sharing our singing with you all.

Pentecost  (Helen and Alexandra)
Today, we discussed the meaning of Pentecost,  how it is marks the end of the Easter season and we recounted the story of the descent of Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.  We also talked about the different symbols used to represent the Holy Spirit – a dove, flames of fire and wind (the breath of God).  The colour red (representing tongues of fire) is also 
associated with the Holy Spirit and is the colour of the vestments worn by Fr Charles today.   For our activity, we made  “torches”, to celebrate the feast of Pentecost and to represent the Holy Spirit dwelling within us and guiding us through life. Activity:  During half-term, why not print off our Pentecost Activity Sheet * and colour it in.  Then, count how many different ways you can see the effects of the wind in the picture. Finally, on the back of the sheet, draw your own picture of how the Holy Spirit will affect your life this coming week.
* Source: www.cafod.org.uk

Pentecost torch

Gabriella with her Pentecost torch

The Ascension (Angela and Sonia)

Today, we spoke about the Ascension and assembled a picture to represent this; Jesus speaking to His disciples and they witnessing His Ascension into the clouds, back to His Father in Heaven. We also discussed the importance and meaning to us of the Holy Spirit, allowing God to live within us all, to help us to do our best, to become better, kinder, more thoughtful people.

Sixth Sunday of Easter (Fran and Anna)
This week in Children’s Liturgy we are looking at the theme of love as told by John, chapter 15 verses 9-15. We consider what Jesus meant when he told us that by following God’s commands we can share in His love and we focus on Jesus asking us to love one another as He loves us. We think about our friendships and especially what makes each friend special to us and us special to them. To represent this we make a chain of friends holding hands with Jesus as our first friend and we name them, colour them in and write why we love them on the reverse to remind us of the values Jesus was telling us about in today’s Gospel. We finish with a prayer thanking God for our friendships and asking that we remain kind and generous to all those we meet so that they too may be our friends.  Why not download and colour in your own picture of “Love One Another As I Have Loved You”?
(Source: www.sermons4kids.com)

Jesus and my other friends

Jesus and my other friends

Fifth Sunday of Easter (Angela and Sonia)

In today’s Gospel, Jesus refers to Himself as the True Vine and we are His branches.  We discussed how we might remain true to Jesus, ensuring that we produce fruit, not firewood.   Here is the prayer that we meditated on:

Dear Jesus.
You are like a vine & we are your branches.
Please help us to grow your fruit.
Help us to share your love with everyone we meet.
Amen
Jesus is the Vine

Jesus is the Vine

Fourth Sunday of Easter  (Jan and Caroline)
Today in Children’s Liturgy we made sheep and we thought about Jesus and how He is the Good Shepherd. We talked about all the qualities that a shepherd has to have, like being caring, protective and loving, as well as guiding his sheep, watching over and feeding them. We thought about our parents and how they are also like shepherds to us, as well as how we can be like sheep and needing their care.

Holding the activity board aloft

Holding the activity board aloft

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

Third Sunday of Easter  (Helen and Alexandra)

Today, we discussed once again how frightened the disciples were when Jesus suddenly appeared to them.  Many of them thought He was a ghost!  Again, Jesus’ first words to them were “Peace be with you” and He invited them to touch his wounds in order to reassure them He really was alive.  Once He had eaten a meal with them, He told them to go out and bring the news of the Resurrection and of peace to all the world.  The children discussed the meaning of peace and considered how they might bring peace to the world, to their homes and to their own hearts.  For our activity, the children decorated a paper dove (a symbol of peace)  and then all the doves were added to a large board, showing peace coming down from the heavens to fill our world, our homes and our hearts.

Peace in the world, in our homes and in our hearts

Peace in the world, in our homes and in our hearts

Why not download and colour in your own colouring sheet called ” Tell others about Jesus Colouring Sheet” (Source:sermons4kids)

Second Sunday of Easter  (Fran and Jenny)
Today, the older children read the Gospel story while two of the younger children acted out the part of Jesus and Thomas. The Gospel tells us that the Apostles were afraid when Jesus first appeared to them but Jesus  came to give His disciples peace, hope and courage to face the future. He told them not to be afraid and to go out into the world to tell others the Good News of the Gospel.  After the readings, we discussed what it feels like to be afraid, what makes us afraid and what helps us.  We also discussed what we can do to bring peace to those around us and how we can help other people who feel afraid.

For our activity, the children coloured in the illustration “Peace be with you”.  On the back of their colouring sheet, the younger children wrote a message of peace while the older children wrote a prayer of peace and hope for children around the world who live in fear.
Download and colour in your own Jesus and Thomas Colouring Sheet.  (Source: www.sermons4kids.com)

Doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas

Peace Prayer 1

Peace Prayer 1

Peace Prayer 2

Peace Prayer 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Week and Easter Sunday 2015
During Holy Week, we thought about Jesus’ final days before His Crucifixion on Good Friday, in preparation for His rising from the dead (Resurrection) on Easter Sunday.

At Mass on Holy Thursday, we remembered the Last Supper when Jesus shared a meal of bread and wine and instituted the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist or Holy Communion.  Fr Charles washed the feet of the First Holy Communion children, reminding us that Jesus washed the feet of His disciples as a sign of love and humility.  During Children’s Liturgy on Good Friday, we read and acted out the story of Jesus’ arrest, His painful journey on the road to Calvary and His crucifixion on the Cross.  After His crucifixion, Jesus was laid in a tomb and a large stone was placed at the entrance.

But Jesus did not stay dead.  He rose from the dead!

Easter Sunday is a very special day so there was no Children’s Liturgy as we all celebrated Jesus’ Resurrection together in church.  Watch and listen to the Easter story here.  (Source: BBC)

Lent and Holy Week are now over and it is time to celebrate!    Apart from munching on your Easter eggs, perhaps you would like to do some fun Easter activities? Download and complete our Easter Crossword 1 and Easter Crossword 2 . (Source: www.dltk-kids.com)

 

Holy Week and Easter Sunday 2015
During Holy Week, we thought about Jesus’ final days before His Crucifixion on Good Friday, in preparation for His rising from the dead (Resurrection) on Easter Sunday.

At Mass on Holy Thursday, we remembered the Last Supper when Jesus shared a meal of bread and wine and instituted the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist or Holy Communion.  Fr Charles washed the feet of the First Holy Communion children, reminding us that Jesus washed the feet of His disciples as a sign of love and humility.  During Children’s Liturgy on Good Friday, we read and acted out the story of Jesus’ arrest, His painful journey on the road to Calvary and His crucifixion on the Cross.  After His crucifixion, Jesus was laid in a tomb and a large stone was placed at the entrance.

But Jesus did not stay dead.  He rose from the dead!

Easter Sunday is a very special day so there was no Children’s Liturgy as we all celebrated Jesus’ Resurrection together in church.  Watch and listen to the Easter story here.  (Source: BBC)

Lent and Holy Week are now over and it is time to celebrate!    Apart from munching on your Easter eggs, perhaps you would like to do some fun Easter activities? Download and complete our Easter Crossword 1 and Easter Crossword 2 . (Source: www.dltk-kids.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our Children’s Liturgy activities, please share them with us by using the form below.

Sunday March 29, 2015 – Palm Sunday (Helen and Sonia)
This week we talked about Palm Sunday, the sixth and final Sunday of Lent, which marks the beginning of Holy Week.  We talked about how the people crowded the streets, waving their palms and shouting “Hosanna” to greet Jesus as He arrived into Jerusalem for the feast of Passover.   Many were surprised to see Jesus arrive on a donkey – a sign that He was coming in peace, not to help them fight a war.  We also talked about how the palms that we all received at the beginning of Mass today were in the shape of the Cross, reminding us that those people who waved their palms to greet Jesus were the same people who were calling for His death on the Cross on Good Friday.  Finally, we talked about the important days during Holy Week when we come to Church to remember Jesus’ final days before His crucifixion, followed by His resurrection on the third day. 

For our activity, we all helped to colour in a large drawing of Jesus arriving into Jerusalem on the donkey. We decorated the picture with cut-out palms.  Why not print off and colour in your own picture of Palm Sunday?  (Source: www.holidaypictures.org )

Palm Sunday group colouring

Palm Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday March 22, 2015 (Jenny and Anna)

This week we thought about how we have arrived at the 5th Sunday  of Lent.In the Gospel, Jesus talks to his disciples about His suffering and death and explains why it will happen.We read the Gospel from John which talked about how only one grain of wheat needs to die to produce a whole new plant and many grains.

We made our own wheat display together  and prayed about Jesus’s death bringing us new life.

One Grain of Wheat Dies and Gives Life...

One Grain of Wheat Dies and Gives Life…

 

Sunday March 15, 2015
We had no Children’s Liturgy today as it was a very special Sunday indeed.  Not only was it Family Mass and Mothering Sunday but also, Bishop Alan celebrated Mass with us in St Edmund’s.   The children did the readings and bidding prayers and also led two of the hymns, Ave Maria and Amazing Grace.

Bishop Alan addresses the children

Bishop Alan addresses the children

See our full report on the Bishop’s visit, including photos.

Sunday March 8, 2015  (Helen and Caroline)
Today we spoke about the time when Jesus went to the temple in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, only to discover people selling cattle, sheep and doves to be used as sacrifices.   Jesus was very angry and demanded that the temple be cleansed.  This Gospel story reminds us that we also need to look inside ourselves and see if there is anything to be cleansed because we are God’s temple and the Holy Spirit lives within us.  We discussed what we can do to “cleanse our temple”, such as being kind to our family and friends, sharing things, being happy, smiling and praying to Jesus.   Each of us then nominated one thing we would try to do over the next week said we would to try hard to stick to our promise.Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Our activity this week was to practise the hymns for next week’s Mass with the Bishop.   Our two hymns are Ave Maria and Amazing Grace.  Ave Maria was chosen because next Sunday is also Mother’s Day and we all felt very proud that we can now sing in Latin!

Children's choir singing beautifully

Children’s choir singing beautifully

Why not print off  and colour in  our colouring page of Jesus cleansing the temple?

Sunday March 1, 2015  (Angela and Sonia)
Today we spoke about God speaking from a bright cloud, with Jesus present, about the miracle of the Transfiguration, with Jesus as the connection between Heaven and Earth.

Silent & Listen Lenten poster

Silent & Listen Lenten poster

The children had to unscramble the letters E I L N S T to make a word. But then we discovered two words, LISTEN and SILENT, and discussed how these two words, associated with each other, can be made from the same letters.  Also how, during Lent, we can reflect on our own lives, listen to God, still be ourselves but try to become better people by a Lenten Promise.  The children also wrote some of their Lenten Promises.   We made a giant poster & displayed it!

Why not download and colour in your own picture of the Transfiguration and share it with your family?

Transfiguration Colouring Page

Transfiguration Colouring Page

Silent & Listen Lenten poster

Sunday February 22, 2015  (Angela and Sonia)

Today we discussed Noah and The Flood.  Why God chose Noah; how we can relate being good, decent people ourselves and tying this all in to our individual Lenten Promises.

 

Noah's Ark Lenten Promise Card 1

Noah’s Ark Lenten Promise Card 1

We encouraged the children to think of how they could be of help at home, kinder or more considerate to friends or family; not just having to give something up for six long weeks.  We also suggested trying something for a few days or setting themselves a different promise each week and then, just taking these promises one step at a time.   This way, perhaps they are more likely to succeed and to be proud of what they achieve.

For our activity, the children created Lenten promise cards.  They coloured in a picture of Noah and the Ark on the front of a card and inside, they wrote their own Lenten promises.

Noah's Ark Lenten Promise Card  2

Noah’s Ark Lenten Promise Card 2

Sunday February 15, 2015
On our last Sunday before the start of Lent, we examined the Gospel story of Jesus curing the leper and how Jesus never excluded anyone. We discussed how we can use this message in everyday life, for example, by including others during play time at school.   Our activity, based on the theme “Jesus helps and heals everyone”  was a collection of different “hands”, arranged in a circle, to symbolise the idea of including everyone.  We also talked about how hands are used in healing (the laying of hands) and in helping others (giving a hand).

Jesus helps and heals everyone

 

Jesus helps and heals everyone

Jesus helps and heals everyone

Sunday February 8, 2015
This Sunday we all celebrated Family Mass at St Edmund’s. The children of the parish led the readings beautifully, speaking up clearly and confidently, the youngest aged 6 and the oldest 12. The hymns were joyful and sung with much enjoyment by all, the first one with guitar and violin accompaniment.  ‘Be Still and Know’ was sung during the Offertory and our second hymn at the Communion, which included tambourines, shakers and a treble recorder, was ‘Bind us Together Lord.’

 

Singing their hearts out

Singing their hearts out

Following Mass, we had great fun in the hall next door chatting, drinking tea and eating the delicious cakes that had been specially made. We also celebrated Aida’s birthday with a cake and a resounding Happy Birthday song! Thank you to everyone for joining us and making it an extra special Mass.

Happy birthday, dear Father....

Happy birthday, dear Father…

 

 

Evie leads with violin

Evie leads with violin

Our next Family Mass is on March 22nd. If you have a favourite hymn or you would like to do a reading, please let one of the Children’s Liturgy leaders know or drop us a line in the Comments box at the bottom of this page.  We would love to hear from you.

Take a look here at our full set of photos from Family Mass.

Sunday February 1, 2015
Today, we had 18 children for Children’s Liturgy and the theme was “the power of Jesus” and how He forgives the mistakes we make, if only we turn to Him. We also practised singing the hymns for Family Mass next week and the children all sang up well and enjoyed the session with guitars, violin and recorder.  The two hymns that the children are leading next Sunday are “Be Still and Know that I am God” and “Bind us Together, Lord”.

Here come the guitars

Here come the guitars

Click on the link below to read and/or print off some colouring activities based on this Sunday’s Gospel.

CatholicMom Activity Sheet for Sunday Feb 1, 2015

(Source: www.catholicmom.com)

Sunday January 25, 2015:
Today, we made fish-shaped invitation cards to symbolise Jesus’ invitation to us to follow Him and to be “fishers of men”.  We talked about following Jesus in our everyday lives at home and at school, by being kind and loving to everybody.

Some of our CL children with their “fishers of men” activity

Some of our CL children with their Fishers of Men activity

Some of our CL children with their Fishers of Men activity

 

Sunday January 18, 2015:
Below are two examples of the work created by the children on the theme of “the Lamb of God”, which is how John the Baptist described Jesus. This description reminds us not only that Jesus was gentle, like a lamb, but also that He sacrificed His life on the Cross for us.

The first item below was a large, collaborative work, created by the First Holy Communion children while the second, beautifully coloured lamb was the work of one of the younger children.

Large collaborative work by First Holy Communion children on the theme “Jesus is the Lamb of God”.

Lamb of God Henry

Henry’s individual “Jesus is the Lamb of God”

Jesus is the Lamb of God

Christmas:
Just before Christmas, we also created some lovely Christingles. Christingle means “Christ’s Light” and is a symbol of our Christian faith.

Christingles created by CL children. December 2014

Christingles 2014

Advent:
During Advent, we used the four themes of the Advent wreath – Hope, Love, Joy and Peace – to prepare for Christmas, our opportunity to welcome the Baby Jesus into our lives. These candles were then used as part of the decoration for the children’s Christmas “birthday” cake.

A warm welcome to Baby Jesus from all the children at St Edmund's

A warm welcome to Baby Jesus from all the children at St Edmund’s

A warm welcome to Baby Jesus from all the children at St Edmund’s

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our Children’s Liturgy activities, please share them with us by using the form below.

 

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