Welcome to St Joseph's Children's pages


St Joseph's parish
welcomes and values
all the children in
our community.

At the 10.30 am mass
on Sunday morning
we provide a
"Children's Liturgy"
and once a month
our children are
invited to lead us in
a Children's Mass.

On Sunday morning at the 10.30 am mass at St Joseph's we have our Children's Liturgy. After the first hymn and welcome from Father John the children are invited forward for a blessing and then taken by the liturgy leaders to the Liturgy Room in the parish hall. The liturgy begins with a children's Penitential Rite and the themes of the day are then presented to them at a level they can understand, usually culminating in an activity - craft, drawing, drama, music, etc.  The children return to the main church for the Offertory procession (with their creative offerings), where Father John invites them to explain to the congregation what they have been doing during their liturgy.

 Click here to read our parents' guide to the Children's Liturgy.

On the first Sunday of every month our children are invited to lead us in our prayer and worship - reading, serving and providing the music.

Any who would like to be involved in this monthly CHILDREN'S MASS
should contact one of the leaders, email us, or tell Fr John.

Help is always welcomed at the children's liturgies and the children's Mass, but anyone who would like to become involved is first asked to contact one of the liturgy leaders, Fr John, or email us at this website.


"Hello, I'm Frankie,
click on me and
I shall take you to visit
our children's website"

(Send me an email)

At Christmas 2005 the children of St Joseph's were given a gift - their own website.  The website offer many facilities for the children: information about our parish and churches, about being a Catholic, competitions, music, webchat for those who register, and, most importantly, a weekly update ("What happened on Sunday") sharing what the children have been doing in their Sunday liturgy.  These liturgy pages are a wonderful link for the children who cannot regularly come to mass and have become a very good resource for those planning the children's weekly liturgies - in our own parish and from elsewhere!

"Frankie" (Paul's former guide dog, above) is the mascot of the children's site and helps guide the children around their site.

The site's domain name ourliturgy.com was chosen by two of our children.

Do pay a visit to the website - you may even like leave a comment!

Note that, in accordance with the safeguarding procedures of the Catholic Church, our Liturgy Leaders and all those who have any involvement with children and young people in our parish, have been CIB checked - a requirement by the Catholic Church for all those who work with children and vulnerable adults.
To contact St. Joseph's Parish Safeguarding representative telephone 0116 2415159.
Our Child Protection Policy and is available on request.
Our Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Clare McKenzie on 0115 960 3010

For more information about our parish and Nottingham Diocesan Safeguarding click here

The above collage was put together by the children during the 2006 summer liturgies.

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