- It is a special gathering in which children hear the Sunday readings proclaimed on their own level and are able to respond to them.
- The children are dismissed with a leader before the Liturgy of the Word, and go to a room close by.
- They return to the main assembly in time for the Preparation of the Gifts, and may be invited to come up around the altar for the Eucharistic Prayer.
- They return to sit with their families for the rest of the Mass.
The goal of Children’s Liturgy of the Word is to help children engage meaningfully in the Liturgy, thus beginning a life-long practice of praying, learning, and celebrating at Mass.