Little Peoples Liturgy
Our youngest parishioners are especially welcome to join us
each Sunday at the 10:00 Mass for Little People’s Liturgy.
As Mass begins, children are seated with their parents as the priest and deacon process into the church. Ater the opening prayer, the priest calls up the bible presenter and the rest of the children meet their teachers at the side of the altar. The priest gives the children and teachers a blessing, and then all the little ones head down to the lower church for prayers, songs, lessons, crafts all based on the Gospel for the week. The group then rejoins their family at the presentation of the gifts.
This is a wonderful way to teach God’s Word in a developmentally appropriate and meaningful way to all of our youngsters up until they receive First Holy Communion. The group is led by professional teachers and parents with a deep desire to help our little ones get to know and love Jesus. All are welcome. For more information, contact the rectory or Adam Wessinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Eyes were Smiling! A St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance Recap
It was a grand evening for everyone, Irish or otherwise! 135 people attended the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at St. Francis on March 11, dancing to the music of Irish group Buoy 34, and entertained by the Irish step dancers from the Doherty/Petry School of Irish Dance, and the bagpipe tunes of Nicholas Minguillon. Judges Lisa Love and Liz Cook chose Carol Queally and Leslie Kulawicz the winners of the Soda Bread contest from among 10 entries.
St. Patrick The Irish Legend!
In recognition of Irish American History Month, we are showing the film “St. Patrick: The Irish Legend”, starring Patrick Bergin, Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, and Susannah York.