Children in Worship

sunflower-1421011_1280We include children in many aspects of our weekly worship through the following activities

Acolytes – The acolytes are drawn from the youth of the parish. They are trained first to serve as torch-bearers, carrying lighted torches in procession to mark significant space and moments in worship. When they are older they graduate to serve as crucifers, carrying the processional cross and leading the procession.

Readers  – we encourage our young people to participate in the service through reading

Jr Ushers – our young people assist our ushers to welcome people and guide them through the service.  They also assist in bringing gifts to the altar.

Our children also participate in various seasonal activities such as St Francis Day and the Blessing of the Animals and the Christmas and Easter Pageant.

Youth at St. John the Evangelist perform the Christmas Eve Pageant 2016