We will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about His power and His mighty wonders… So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting His glorious miracles.Psalm 78:4,7

The ministry of Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is an important one to our parish. It speaks of our commitment to reaching out and providing an accessible understanding of the weekly Mass to the youngest members of our community. But it cannot happen without the help of many volunteers.

Childrens Liturgy

Faith Forming & Church Building

Lisa Beritich and Donna Añel are the leaders of Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) and they are seeking support for the program to ensure it continues to serve our children. It is not babysitting, it is faith-forming and church-building. The Scripture, which is proclaimed in CLOW clearly indicates we all should be serving as evangelists. We can be confident that God has equipped us to do exactly what he wants us to do, exactly how and when he wants us to do it. CLOW is one way we are invited to proclaim the Word of God.

Share and Reflect on the Gospel with Children

We invite you to be a part of the CLOW ministry. Laura Dougherty, Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy noted, “we are not looking for teachers. The weekly CLOW leaders do not teach. They share the Sunday scripture with the children and invite reflection and conversation.”

You do not have to be a theologian or a Bible expert. All you need is a heart for working with children. There is a book with a script to guide you! And you will work along side someone who will mentor you.

Empty Your Vessel

CLOW is looking for adults who can commit to serve for 20 minutes during Mass one Sunday a month. Service counts for double commitment volunteer hours for Saint Patrick Catholic School families. Concerned about missing the homily? The homilies are recorded and available on myParish with the click of a button on your phone, on YouTube— just subscribe and receive notifications when the latest homily is uploaded or check the homilies page on the parish website for an archived listing of homilies— as far back as August 2015.

By giving of your talents, you can help support our parish’s efforts to carry out the mission Christ gave us— go out and evangelize. By supporting CLOW in a leadership role,  you are inspiring the youngest of our parish to life of discipleship.

Called to Serve His Mission

Called to be part of the CLOW ministry team? If you feel called to help keep Children’s Liturgy a strong and vibrant opportunity for the young people of Saint Patrick Catholic Church, or have questions let us know.

Laura Dougherty


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Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)


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