In this segment of Catechists in Action, Children’s Liturgy of the Word catechist Mary Plys (St. Julie Billiart, Tinley Park, IL) leads the children to the chapel. Watch for the following:
- Mary is part of the opening procession and then is seated in a location convenient for being called forward with the children.
- The priest calls the children and their catechist forward after the Opening Prayer (The Collect) and sends them forth to hear God’s Word.
- The congregation sings “Go forth now and listen to God’s Word, hold it close to your heart, and follow the Lord” (by David Haas) as the children go forth prayerfully to the chapel. (The camera pans away from the children as they process in order to protect their privacy)
- Mary arranges the children on one side of the chapel so they are all together and not spread out, welcomes them, puts them at ease, and prepares to begin.