Our FAQ questions are listed below. If your question(s) is not listed, please contact Customer Care at 800-533-8095, Monday through Friday, during our business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
Yes, the music can be used without WiFi. Music can be played from the program using a phone and Bluetooth speakers (which sell for as little as $15). Teen volunteers are especially helpful with getting this set up!
Kids’ Liturgy costs $149.95 for the year – which works out to be just $3 per session! Once a parish purchases the resource, they can have up to ten users with digital access.
There are a couple of reasons why Kids’ Liturgy doesn’t include the 1st or 2nd reading:
- Length: When we add all the necessary elements for liturgy, time gets tight. We wanted to make sure the entire program could be done in 20 minutes. Kids’ Liturgy focuses on all the necessary elements to create a full liturgical experience.
- Active Participation: Kids’ Liturgy places a strong emphasis on active participation and invites all the children to join in proclaiming/acting the Gospel after hearing it. Having the children actively participate in this section allows for greater integration of the Gospel itself.
(If you would like to include an Old Testament and/or New Testament reading, you can add them in using readings from the Children’s Lectionary!)
The entire program is meant to take about 20 minutes, but we have not broken it down any further. The time for individual components depends on the length of the Gospel and allows for flexibility in the reflection and acting of the Gospel.
The platform contains all the things that are essential to leading a Sunday session, but the liturgical experience would be strengthened by having a Children’s Lectionary, candle, and a cloth featuring the color of the Liturgical seasons. For extra child involvement, it’s great to have these items carried by children in the procession and have them set up the liturgical environment each week. It can be a simple, but powerful, part of the ritual.
If you want a Children’s Lectionary, we recommend purchasing one from a liturgical publisher. We do not sell them at this time. However, the Kids’ Liturgy program has the Gospel text included in the platform. The Gospel can be printed ahead of time or simply proclaimed by pulling the text up on a phone.
This platform is also used for school courses and has been adapted for this program. Kids’ Liturgy would not have a need for these functions. You can ignore those buttons.
The program is intended to be all digital, except for the take-home handout each week. Everything your ministers will need to lead this program is included, so there shouldn’t be a need to do extra copying. We wanted this to be super easy for you and for your volunteers.
Just give us a call at 800-533-8095, and we’ll get you all set up and ready to go. We can’t wait to help you out!