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of St. Joseph
of St. Joseph
Liturgy of the Word with Children is BACK!!!
Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.
Liturgy of the Word with the Children
St. Joseph is pleased to offer the Liturgy of the Word with the Children at the 11 am and 1 pm masses for children in the parish.
The term “Liturgy of the Word with the Children” refers to the practice of children leaving the Sunday assembly during the Liturgy of the Word and gathering in the Parish Center to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word at their level of understanding.
It is important that we remember that the Liturgy of the Word with the Children is liturgy, ritual prayer, and not religious instruction or child minding. Children are not given activities to keep them busy while their parents listen to the homily. The Liturgy of the Word with the Children is ritual centered on carefully breaking open the Scriptures. In the solemn breaking open of the Word, an explanation of the readings, appropriate to the children’s level of understanding, is provided by a catechist who has met the Parish screening criteria.
Although children are taught the principles of good liturgy (through gestures and symbols, active participation, discussion, prayer and dialogue with God), they still participate in the Introductory Rites, the Liturgy of the Eucharist, and the Concluding Rites with the worshipping assembly – only the Liturgy of the Word is celebrated separately.
This is offered for those over 3 years (potty trained) to 10 years old. This is intended for children that are not currently attending catholic school or in our religious education program.
Before Mass begins bring your child to the vestibule of the church. Show your child where you are sitting so they know where to go when they return. Your child will be taken to the hall and then returned to the church approximately after 30 minutes.
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
877 North Campus Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
Emergency Answering Service:
909-377-8612 (Sick Calls)
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday/Sábado Vigil: 5:00pm (English), 7:00pm (Español)
Sunday/Domingo: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am (English), 1:00pm (Español), 5:00pm (English)
First & Third Sunday 3:00pm Tongan