Children's Liturgy Online

Resources such as worksheets and links to online videos for children, with blogs for teens and articles for parents.

School's Out Sing Along - Over My Head

Mrs Jacobson organised a video recording of one of her favourite hymns “Over My Head” during lockdown. Adult helpers from the Children’s Choir recorded their parts remotely and our talented pianist, Sheila, compiled them all together and produced a video. Children and parents are invited to sing along and do the actions at home. Mrs Jacobson reminds us that although things are very different to normal just now, ‘there must be a God somewhere’.

Here are the words:

      Over my head I hear music in the air.  (x3)
      There must be a God somewhere.

      O when the world is silent, I hear music in the air.  (x3)
      There must be a God somewhere.

      Over my head I hear music in the air.  (x3)
      There must be a God somewhere.

      And when I’m feeling lonely, I hear music in the air.  (x3)
      There must be a God somewhere.

      Over my head I hear music in the air.  (x3)
      There must be a God somewhere.

      Now when I think of Jesus, I hear music in the air.  (x3)
      There must be a God somewhere.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO AND JOIN IN

Over my head

For Parents and Teachers

CAFOD has launched a National Assembly for schools.  This amazing assembly can be used both in the school setting for collective worship, as well as at home.  It is all about CAFOD’s ‘Summer of Hope’ and informs, inspires and encourages children, at a time when children may really need it.  It is led by passionate youths and is a real must-watch!  CLICK HERE to be informed, be inspired and become active.

 

Teen Liturgy

Lifeteen

Lifeteen reaches out to teenagers and helps them understand the Church in their own terms.  Check out “Don’t Waste Your Quarantine” by Faith Noah, who explains that “quarantine” comes from the Italian quarantina, meaning “forty days.”  Hello!  A quarantine is a form of Lent!  Noah encourages teens how to use the quarantine to create order in one’s life.  “Order will change your life. Make a schedule. Map out every hour if you need to.  Eat your meals at the dinner table, and not on the couch.  This structure will be a game-changer.”  And there’s a blog, “Holy Hobbies,” advising teens on how to give spirituality to things teens enjoy doing.

Parentlife

Parentlife educates parents on teen culture so that they can be empowered to guide their teenagers through the modern world.  It has content to help guide you through the very challenging and blessed years of raising teenagers.

 

CAFOD - Virtual Children's Liturgy of the Word

Parents and children are encouraged to join CAFOD online every Sunday at 10am for prayers and reflection on the Sunday Gospel. The liturgy is led by catechists who would usually be leading children’s liturgy in their parish and is based on CAFOD children’s liturgy resources.

Sessions last approximately 15 minutes and it takes less than a minute to register.  You will also find downloadable activity sheets to keep your little ones busy.

 

Colour and Shape - Children's Liturgy Online

In the current climate people are responding to the challenges of not being able to come together for Sunday Mass.  A lady from the Celebrate community has crated "Colour and Shape" on Facebook as a way for families to gather in prayer and share God's Word together.  Videos are posted on Saturday evenings, ready for use on Sundays.

Colour and Shape children's liturgy online