Children’s Liturgy of the Word Ministry

During the weekend Masses, the Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) ministers and assistants lead the children out of the sanctuary to proclaim the Sunday readings and give a scripted homily designed for children ages 4-10. The children are then brought back to Mass during the collection. Our CLOW ministers are back in time for the second part of the Mass! 

Easy-to-follow lessons are sent electronically to all leaders. Once a volunteer has gone through the training and has ‘shadowed’ as many sessions as they feel needed, they can sign up for as many or as few weeks as they’d like.  Teens are eligible to be assistants and they earn service hours for it.

If you are interested in volunteering in this ministry or have questions, please click on the link below and submit your information.

We adhere to the Archdiocese of Baltimore Policy for the Protection of  Children and Youth.  All adult volunteers in this ministry need to register on our management compliance website   and read the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct and Statement of Policy,  complete online training, have a background screen performed, and provide 3 references.   The training and background check must be repeated every 5 years.  For more information, click here.


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