In Children's Liturgy of the Word volunteer catechists (who have all been DBS checked) explore the liturgy and present the Gospel in an age-appropriate way to children too young to have made their first holy communion. The children and catechists gather at the start of Mass and are invited by Father Patrick to process to the the hall or parish room led by a candle representing the Light of Christ and a bible representing the Word of God. Parents are welcome to accompany their children for this liturgy.
Children's liturgy occurs at the Tadley Sunday 9.15 Mass during term time and at the 11:15 Mass at Burghfield Common.
Young people are encouraged to take an active role in the liturgy. Once a child has made their First Holy Communion they are encouraged to serve on the sanctuary.
Training is provided for young people belonging to either of our church communities. Speak to Father Patrick if you are interested.
Our readers proclaim God's Word at Mass on a rota basis. Readers should be baptised Catholics and able to read English clearly.
A readers rota for St Oswald's is available on this website in the rotas section.
Welcomers greet everyone arriving at our church services, handing out hymn books and service sheets. They can help any new parishioners or visitors - please introduce yourself if you need assistance.