Welcome to St Monica's Children's Church webpage
Your children are very special because they are God’s children and are very important members of our Parish family.
St Monica’s seeks to provide for the spiritual growth of every child, encouraging each one to understand their faith, whilst developing and deepening a Love of God.
Children’s Church is an ideal opportunity to do this.
At the weekend Masses children (up to age11) are invited to the Jubilee room to join in “Children’s church”, where a special Children’s Liturgy is presented at the same time as the “ Liturgy of the Word” is being undertaken in the main church. The children’s liturgy complements the main readings of the day on a child friendly level and provides activities which may be continued during the Mass and at home.
Activities for preschool and infant children are art based and colouring may be continued during Mass. (The children are asked to remember to stop colouring when “the bells ring”.) Junior children are invited to be involved in the readings during the liturgy and are offered puzzle work sheets to complete at home. The children are encouraged to take their completed activity/work sheet into school the following week.
Children’s Church is led by a team of DBS checked Parish volunteers, who aim to present an informative and engaging church experience in a calm and prayerful atmosphere. All sessions are planned to enable each child to participate independently at their own level. If, however, a child initially needs help from an adult family member, they are welcome to accompany them until they feel more confident. Regularly attending adults will be invited to join the children’s church team and will require DBS clearance.
Mass times are:
If you would like more information about our Children's Church, please contact our Parish Administrator on 0161 748 4590 Ext 1.. Office hours are Wednesday to Friday 9.30am til 1.30pm.