Parents and Childrens' Mass

PARENTS: Come to our 10 AM Mass!
These are our Family Masses for all kinds of families.
Relax! God put the wiggle in children; do not feel you have to suppress it in God’s house.
All are welcome!
Sit towards the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what is going on in the sanctuary.
Quietly explain the parts of the Mass and the actions of the priest, altar servers, cantor, lector, etc. Children’s missals are available at the back of the church to help your little ones understand the order of the Mass.

Sing the hymns, pray and voice your responds loudly and clearly. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
Need to step out for a moment with your child during Mass? Please do so freely as needed. We have a children's corner with a rocker and kiddie's books. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me!”
To all Members of Our Parishes:
Remember: the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond. Let them know that they can feel at home in God’s house. The presence of children is a gift to the Church. They are a reminder that our parish is growing. Your church is their church as well. Please welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to them and to their parents.
NEW! On the following Sundays, our parishes will offer a Children's Liturgy of the Word at our 10 AM Family Masses for all children in grades 1 through 6. Children from both public and Catholic schools are invited.
Dates for Children's Liturgy of the Word (in both parishes):
October 28 and December 23, 2018, January 6, March 31, and April 14, 2019.
On these Sundays, children will come with family to Mass on these days at 10AM.
* Children will leave the main church after the opening prayer.
* They will go to the chapel or church hall to hear and learn about the Scripture readings in a way they can understand.
* They will return to their families in church at the offertory.
2019 Raffle Calendars
St. John the Baptist School 2019 Raffle Calendars are now on sale. Calendars are $25 each. Your name will be entered into drawings for cash prizes for 10 months of 2019. (excluding July and August) Prizes range from $35 to $500. These calendars make great gifts! Calendars are available in the back of the church and in the Parish Office. They can also be purchased by calling the school office at (978) 531-0444 ext 340.
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NEW! On the following Sundays, our parishes will offer a Children's Liturgy of the Word at our 10 AM Family Masses for all chil-dren in grades 1 through 6. Children from both public and Cath-olic schools are invited.
Dates for Children's Liturgy of the Word (in both parishes):
October 28 and December 23, 2018, January 6, March 31, and April 14, 2019.
On these Sundays, children will come with family to Mass on these days at 10AM.
* Children will leave the main church after the opening prayer.
* They will go to the chapel or church hall to hear and learn about the Scripture readings in a way they can understand.
* They will return to their families in church at the offertory.

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