Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is worship for children ages 6-12 and takes place during the 10:30am Mass each Sunday.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is worship time for children in first through sixth grades. During the 10:30am Mass, children are dismissed from the congregation, just before the Liturgy of the Word, to process to their own sacred space to hear the same readings as the adult congregation, but in simpler language. The children return to the main assembly in time for the offertory. This is a time of worship for the children. A Minister of the Word (MW) asks prepared questions regarding the reading and the Gospel to facilitate the children’s absorption of God’s words. Every Sunday, Children’s Liturgy volunteers are able to witness the powerful connection between children and God. It is a privilege to participate in this ministry and training is essential to fulfilling this responsibility. Registration is not required for children’s participation in this ministry.

Volunteers Needed

Training is provided by Children’s Liturgy of the Word Trainers within the Archdiocese. VIRTUS training is also required for this ministry.


To volunteer for this ministry or for more information please contact Aimee Moen at 952-944-1570.

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