Bringing the Good News to Life!
We welcome children to the OLA Children’s Liturgy at every 10:00am Sunday mass, except during the summer and select holidays. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we bring God and Jesus' Good News to life for our children by celebrating the weekly scripture in an engaging, interactive manner relevant to them.
Who can attend?
All children, parishioners and visitors 3 years old and above are welcome! We offer two gatherings, one for Pre-K & Kindergarten children and one for First through Sixth Graders.
What will the children learn?
In a nurturing, sweet environment, the volunteer teacher (along with any parents interested in joining) teaches our youngest students about God’s loving ways, shares prayers and relays the Sunday gospel theme, appropriate for their understanding. This special children’s time also provides parents quiet time in church to listen and reflect on Sunday’s scripture and homily.
1st - 6th Grade Sunday School
We use engaging approaches including: videos, color illustrations, plays, art projects, games, books, maps, posters, and many creative internet sources such as: catholicmoms.com, catholicicing.com, sermonsforkids.com, faithfirst.com, usccb.org, and pflaumweeklies.com.
Our goal is to have the children participate in reading, discussing and internalizing weekly scripture and Catholic Doctrine in order to inspire them to carry the message forward into their daily lives.
When do the children rejoin us?
Following our lessons, we lead children back into the church to sit before the front pews during the consecration. After holding hands and praying the "Our Father", children rejoin their parents in the pews.
How can parents help?
We are always looking for new Pre-K - 6th grade Sunday teachers and helpers! Your teaching opportunity is typically one Sunday 10:00am mass per month. Little advance prep is needed for Pre-K & K. 1 - 6th grade teachers, with as much guidance as desired, will create a lesson plan and help set up and clean up the Children’s Liturgy room. The teaching rewards are heavenly...and teachers also receive school service hours.
Let the Children come to me
- Matthew 19:14