At St. Gregory’s we treasure our children and consider them an integral part of our worshiping community. All are invited to partake of the Eucharist, with the consent of their parents.
One Sunday in every liturgical season, as announced, the children a service dedicated to them. On that Sunday, children participate in the entire service and there is no Sunday School. Older children act as readers, ushers, altar servers, etc. A special “Paper bag” sermon is the feature of this service and the children gather around the altar to listen.
What’s in the bag? A surprise is chosen by one of the children. Rev. Sica builds her sermon around what’s in the bag and how it relates to God. Some recent items have included prized sea shells, a beloved stuffed animal, and a scary mask. Although the homily is always engaging, perhaps the most interesting part of the service are the impromptu comments provided by some of the littlest parishioners.