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!)