Children's Liturgy of the Word

St. John's Church

Children's Liturgy Of the Word: For Children and Families

Sundays at the 9 a.m. Mass. St. John’s Children's Liturgy Of the Word program is structured to help children hear God’s message in a way that is more understandable for them. Here’s how it works: At the 9 am mass, after the Collect (opening prayer of the Mass), children from Kindergarten – 5th grade are invited to come forward and sent forth so they can hear God’s Word in a special way. We will use the Lectionary for Mass with Children. The children will then return back to mass with our shepherds (guides) to participate in the Liturgy of the Eucharist with their family. If you have any questions or would like to assist with this new ministry, please contact Deana Ditta at or contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009.


Inspired by our patron, St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Center Moriches seeks to bring the light of Christ to a world in need, so that as Christ has done, we may also do.
From the celebration of the Eucharist, we are sent forth to serve God and neighbor through ministries of formation, education and outreach.