Every Sunday a youth bulletin is printed. This bulletin is geared towards children fifth grade and over. It explains how the liturgy is put together, what the liturgy means, and how we can participate in the liturgy more fully. During this school year, the younger children who attend children’s chapel during sermon time, will receive intentional instruction by the clergy as we walk more deeply through the Eucharistic liturgy. They will have the chance to ask questions about things like the Confession, the Nicene Creed, and the Eucharist at their level.
Worship bags are available in the narthex for families with young children. These prepared tote bags are filled with materials meant to enhance a child’s sense of worship and help them process new prayers, scriptures and hymns.
During the 9am service, Children's Chapel is offered for elementary age children. After the Gospel is read, children follow the crucifer to the Chapel next to the main worship space, where they gather for a children's homily and prayers. They return to the main service during the Peace.
Younger Children during Worship
Children age 3 (and potty trained) through Grade K attend Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level I (see Catechesis I section) from 9 to 11 am. On three Sundays of the year, they participate in the Children’s Liturgy during the 9 am service and then attend Catechesis at 10:15.
For the youngest ones (infant through two or three years old), child care is available each Sunday in the Nursery (see Nursery section) from 8:30 to 11:30 am The hours of Nursery care may be extended to begin at 7:30 am or end at 12:30 pm with advance notice to the caregivers or Charles Amis.