St. Joseph Parish

Springfield, Illinois


Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Thu, Jan 24th, @7:00am
Thu, Jan 24th, @5:15pm
Holy Hour of Adoration
Thu, Jan 24th, @6:30pm
Choir Rehearsal
Sat, Jan 26th, @3:15pm
Sat, Jan 26th, @4:30pm
Minister of the Word for Children Print E-mail
Written by Paul Johnson   
Thursday, 19 March 2009 14:11

At the 10:30 A.M. Sunday Liturgy, after the Opening Prayer, children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old, with their catechists, are invited by the celebrant to process with the Book of Sunday Readings to the small chapel behind the altar.  There they are welcomed and regathered to prepare themselves to listen attentively to the First Reading and the Gospel.  The Sunday Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation are sung.  The children are invited to participate in a dialogue reflection on how God's Word is relevant and active in their lives.  A Profession of Faith is often included.  The celebration concludes with the Prayers of the Faithful presented by the children.  Age appropriate bulletins are given to each child as they leave to rejoin the assembly for the Preparation of Gifts.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 May 2010 08:29
Diocese of Springfield