Holy Spirit - Thornbury East  ||  St Anthony - Alphington

Children's Liturgy

Children’s Liturgy takes place at the 9.30am Mass at Holy Spirit and the 11.00am Mass at St. Anthony’s. After the Penitential Act, the children and a leader move to the Sacristy where the children listen to the same Gospel as the rest of the community using a children’s version of the scripture reading. This provides the children with the opportunity to listen to the Word of God at their own level of understanding. 

During their time together the children and the leader pray, listen to the Gospel and interpret the Gospel through discussion and story-telling. At times visual aids and props may be used and a work sheet is started and then taken home to be completed with family members. The worksheet contains prayers and opportunities to colour, draw and write. Working with children in this ministry is always delightful as they are eager to participate and so often provide a new and refreshing view. All leaders are trained and have undergone a Working with Children Check. New leaders are always welcome and will receive training. 

Please contact the Parish Office, 9486 3633, if you are interested in joining this ministry.

Our Locations

Holy Spirit Church
248 Raleigh Street, East Thornbury

St Anthony's Church
45 Railway Place, Alphington

Parish Office
248 Raleigh Street, East Thornbury


Weekend Masses

Holy Spirit Church 
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Sat  5pm 
Sun 10am 

St Anthony's Church

Sun 9am in Italian 
Sun 11am

Weekday Masses

Holy Spirit Church

Tue 9:15am
Thu  9:15am (Italian)

St Anthony's Church

Wed  9:15am
Fri  9:15am

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