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CLOW

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is a way to help children understand the Word of God in a way that is meaningful for them. The children attend Mass with their family as usual, but leave after the opening prayer to hear the readings at a level geared to them. Leaders will hold interactive discussions with the children about what the readings might mean for them. The children generally return to their families at offertory.

Here at St. Robert Bellarmine we celebrate CLOW at the 10:30am Mass on Sundays. Parents are always welcome to come and see if this is something that might benefit their child’s faith formation experience. Parents should consider if their child is able to comfortably separate from them for approximately 20 minutes. You may wish to attend the first couple of times with your child to see how they respond. We do ask that children refrain from bringing toys to CLOW in order to avoid distractions.

Older children are invited to help celebrate CLOW by playing music, cantering (leading singing), or lecturing (reading scripture) for the children.

If you are an adult who would like to share your gifts in this ministry (or at least see what it is about), please call the Office of Faith Formation at 313-937-1531.