CLOW is for all children ages 3-8.
You do NOT have to register your child!
If your child afraid to go alone, you may join them! All parents are welcome until your little one is comfortable, or you may send them with an older sibling.
All of the adult volunteers have been fingerprinted and background checked! Your child is safe!
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) program began in February 2006.
It takes place at both the 8:30 AM and 10 AM Mass during the “Liturgy of the Word” section of the Mass. After the opening prayers, children are invited to come to the front of the church and are led to the cafeteria by adult facilitators. During CLOW, they hear the same readings made simple, a homily at their own level – with encouragement to participate, and make up their own prayers for the Faithful. The children then return to the church during the Offertory Procession to continue worship with their families.
Every Sunday 50-80 children attend the CLOW program at the 8:30 and 10 AM Masses. None of this would be possible without the people who make it happen. Every Sunday, these ‘Guardians of Faith’ put their creative hearts and souls into teaching the children of the Saint Leo the Great community God’s Word, which is done in such a way that the children are “getting it”.
This program is led by people just like you! Moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, and uncles. A desire to lead our children closer to Jesus is the ONLY pre-requisite to join the group.
Would you like to join our CLOW family? Initially, some minimal training will be required (VIRTUS Training 2-3 hrs.) and a background check with fingerprinting.
After that, you are assigned to a team which is scheduled once every 6-7 weeks. The nice thing about this program is that on your day to volunteer, you are still at Mass and still get to hear Scripture – even though it’s the Children’s version.
I promise you, this ministry will bring you much joy.
If you would be interested in being a Catechist or a Helper, please fill out the form below.