FAITH & FAMILY MASS

 

Here at Notre Dame Parish we truly believe:     “One body, one spirit in Christ”

This is our belief as Catholic Christians and what we profess at every Mass and this is what we at Notre Dame strive          to put into practice. 

We believe that we celebrate Mass as a family and that our youth are an integral part of the parish family.

So it is in this sense of ‘family’ that we practice and invite our youth from all of our programs:

Religious Education, Notre Dame School and Home-school to participate in our ‘Faith and Family Mass’.

 

Each month our Faith and Family Mass is hosted by a particular grade level: Grades 3-6

There are the several roles in which the children will be asked by their teachers to participate:

  •   Welcoming Greeters 
  •   Children’s Choir Members  - (like to join Children's Choir) - Contact: Michael Keefe - Email: mkeefe@notredameparish.org
  •   Altar Servers - (if your child is an altar server let us know so we can coordinate having them serve the Mass of their grade level)
  •   Lectors (Readers)
  •   Gift Bearers - students or family of that grade level
  •   Ushers
  •   Extraordinary Minister - Adults - (like to become an Eucharistic Minister) 

                  Contact: Nena Lavoie - Email: extraordinaryministers@notredameparish.org

       

      

IN THE DAYS PRIOR:   

 

PARENTS: For the students who will be doing the readings please practice the readings with your child until they feel

        comfortable.

 

READERS: Rehearse speaking clearly, slowly, and with volume with face looking forward and not down to the lectionary or podium.

 

We will cover the rubrics of processing in, approaching the altar, etc. at the 9:00am preparation meeting the day of

the Faith and Family Mass.

 

 DAY OF:

 

PARENTS:  Please have your child at church no later than 9:00am so we may rehearse your child's role so they feel

         comfortable and calm.

 We asked for you to plan to be part of the Mass as well.

  •   Pray for the gifts that God is using in your child to continue to grow.
  •   Be open to yourselves participating in a special role if needed.
  •   And most importantly talk about the Mass and unpack the special role they have just experienced.

 Know that we pray for each student and their families as we prepare together to celebrate Mass as ‘One in Christ’.

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