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Li'l Hearts & Voices

posted Aug 11, 2015, 7:26 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Aug 22, 2015, 1:26 PM ]
Singing is the instinctive language of the child.  (Zoltán Kodaly, composer, pedagogue)
Each Sunday at the 11:45 AM Mass, children are invited during the Liturgy of the Word to a separate space to hear it “broken open” in a way they can easily understand, and to sing a song, which helps them express their emotions in acceptable ways while teaching them teamwork. They occasionally share these songs when they return after the intercessory prayers so the “adults can benefit spiritually…when children take part in the Mass.” (“Decree and Directory for Masses with Children” published by Pope Paul VI in 1973)