Children's Liturgy

Children 3–6 years old

Availability of the Children’s Liturgy is indicated by an announcement after the general greeting at the start of the 11.15am Sunday Mass.  It is also entered in our online calendar.

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Attendance is open to children 3–6 years old.

Younger children or those attending for the first time should be accompanied by an adult.  If you would like your child to join in the Children’s Liturgy, we ask that you go with them the first few times to make sure that they are settled in the group.  The Children’s Liturgy also depends heavily on parental participation – you do a turn once in a while.  Even if you are not a parent, your help is also very gratefully accepted!

Children's Liturgy Programme - Calling All Volunteers!

The Children's Liturgy is offered for children ages 3-6 during the Sunday 11:15 Mass.  In order for this ministry to be successful, we need volunteers to lead the weekly sessions on a rota basis.  Leading the sessions is an easy and impactful way to get involved - we have workbooks and materials on hand.

If you feel like you might be able to help with this programme (even if only occasionally), please contact the mission office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank you in advance for your support.

 

Reconciliation Preparation

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Post First Communion

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Religious Education Foundation Class

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First Communion Preparation


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First Communion Preparation

If you have just moved to Zurich and your child needs First Communion catechesis please see our priest as soon as possible.

LETTER TO PARENTS REGARDING FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND FIRST RECONCILIATION

Dear Parents.  Many "firsts" in the life of a child such as their first cry, first word, and first step occur within the context of the family.  With your initiative and faith, your child received the first Sacrament of the Church - Baptism.  Afterwards, it was you who first spoke to your children about God.

Now it is time for your child to recognize the saving love of God in either the Sacraments of Reconciliation or the Sacrament of the Eucharist or both, depending on which of these two sacraments your child has not yet received.  At the Second Vatican Council, the Church taught that the family is the "Domestic Church" and parents, by word and example, are the first heralds of the Faith with regard to their children.  While appreciating all your efforts to nourish the spiritual life of your child, I as your pastor, and all the parishioners of The English Speaking Catholic Mission, pledge our support and assistance in preparing your child for these sacraments.  

Within the ESCM, a great deal of emphasis is put on the responsibility for the preparation for the Sacraments being shared by parents, and the parish.  Many of your families are “international” families, moving from one country to another and in most cases without the benefit and support of a Catholic school system.  We will also be providing you with some material for you to work with your child at home in preparation for these Sacraments.  We ask you to make a commitment to attend all the sessions at the Church and to do the homework with your child.  Your child's readiness for these sacraments will only be as good as the effort you put into making it happen and to fail to do so deprives no one but your child. 

 

Confirmation Preparation

 

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