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17630 Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740                                                                                                                           

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 19:14)


Children's Liturgy of the Word is typically offered during the 10:15 am Mass on Sundays, dur­ing the school year. Children in grades K-5 are invited to go to the parish center follow­ing the opening prayer of Mass for their own Liturgy of the Word. Presided over by a lay minister of the Word, the service includes the scripture readings (proclaimed by child lectors), music, a homily geared toward the children, and general intercessions. The children return to the main church in time for the Preparation of the gifts so that they may participate in the Liturgy of the Eucharist with the rest of the community. 

We are very actively looking for volunteers to assist with the Children's Liturgy.  If you are interested please contact our Director of Religious Education Linda Becker.


Phone: 301-797-9445  Email: Linda.Becker@archbalt.org

Children's Liturgy