GATHER THE CHILDREN (K AND 1ST GRADE)
Ages: age 5 through 1st grade
What: Gather the Children (GTC) allows children to interact with each other, their teacher, and with Christ as they learn about God’s Word at a “kid-friendly” level during the Liturgy of the Word at Sunday Mass. During this time, children are reminded of the importance of remaining silent and prayerful because they are still participating in the liturgy. The Gospel is read to them and connections are drawn to their own lives, reminding them of how much God loves them.
When: Children are called forward for dismissal during regular 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass (when announced). They return to sit with their families after the homily at offertory time.
Location: Children gather for a blessing at the altar before being dismissed. Volunteer parents and catechists lead the children silently from the church to the school library.
How can my child get involved? No prior sign-up for children is required to join in GTC. Children that are new to St. Margaret Mary or visiting are more than welcome to join!
If you are a parent or volunteer that would like to share God's Word with our children please contact our chairperson (currently vacant).
Staff Contact: Stephanie Kornexl