Children's Liturgy

About Children's Liturgy sessions

Children's Liturgy Online "Ready, Set, Pray!"

The Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home video series has been created to provide an engaging space for families to encounter Jesus through the Sunday gospel. (access here )

Each week includes an invitation for families to create and gather in their own prayer space, to sing, hear the Gospel, pray and respond creatively through an activity.

This weekly resource follows the familiar Children’s Liturgy of the Word format provided in many parishes – but moved to an online setting. It can be used by families in their homes, and also by teachers and catechists.

The series consists of 10 weekly sessions of 15-20 minutes duration, commencing from Sunday 18th October and continuing each Sunday until Christmas. We hope this experience of gathering for prayer will encourage families in this time when they cannot gather for parish celebrations of Eucharist. It is produced by Proclaim: The Office for Mission Renewal at the Archdiocese of Melbourne.


Christine Walsh



Bernadette Kirwan (Parish Secretary)

Tel  8862 4020


Refer to Hawthorn Catholic Parish's Child Safety policies

Due to Coronavirus related Government restrictions, Children's Liturgy at Immaculate Conception Church has been suspended until further notice

In normal times the following applies:

Each Sunday during School Term (except when school Masses are held, as advised in the Parish Bulletin) children have the opportunity at the 9.30 am Mass to take part in their own Liturgy of the Word.  


They leave the main body of the church just after the start of Mass and return for the Eucharistic Prayer.  These special liturgies for the children are conducted by a group of volunteers from the parish.  The group meets once a year for discussion and planning.

The children attend either the Younger group (Prep to end of Year 2) or the Older group (Year 3 and upwards).

Would you like to join the volunteer leaders group?

We welcome new volunteer leaders.

If you are interested please see the information below:

How frequently must I commit?

Approximately once every 5 weeks.

Is there formal training that must/can be undertaken?

New volunteers are invited to come along to a session and observe. Leader’s hints and children’s activity sheets are provided for each Sunday.

Are there any other requirements?

Yes – all volunteers are required by law to have a Working with Children Accreditation – This is not a reflection on our volunteers, it applies across the board to everyone who deals with children such as teachers, sports coaches, school nurses, tutors, parish council members and after care staff.  Refer working with children and police check guidelines.

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