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Liturgy Planning for Children and Mixed Age Groups

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2010—Resource Publications announces the availability of two new E-Books to assist with liturgy planning for children and mixed age groups. These resources help you know what to do when you are suddenly called on to plan a liturgy. Perhaps a school Mass. Or a liturgy for mixed ages. These books, with the planning done for you, or specific instructions on how to plan, are now available as instant download electronic PDF files. Order online and immediately download it to your computer.


The Editors of Celebrating The Lectionary
PDF, $21.95
88 pages, 8½" × 11"
ISBN 0-89390-694-8

This collection of Liturgies of the Word is designed to bring the whole family—and community!—together in worship. The liturgy plans are easy to use and complete, including a complete list of required materials and suggested music selections. Sample homilies address children, youth, and adults. Includes sample worship aid covers.

Liturgies are supposed to involve the entire community. In practice, liturgies are often planned with one age group in mind. These liturgies were developed specifically to encourage the participation of adults, youth, and children in key liturgies throughout the year. They are handy, easy to use, and complete. Try them as is or, better yet, adapt them to fit your own community. Each liturgy includes a materials list, music ideas, homily suggestions, bulletin tips, and worship aid covers. You will find liturgies for the following seasons and feasts: Advent, Holy Family, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Lent, Palm/Passion Sunday, Easter Sunday, Pentecost, Corpus Christi, Sts. Peter and Paul, Transfiguration of the Lord, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Triumph of the Cross, Ordinary Time, All Saints, and Christ the King.

To order Twenty-Four Intergenerational Liturgies of the Word "E-Book",

Developing Children's Liturgies coverDEVELOPING CHILDREN'S LITURGY *E-BOOK*
Gail Fabbro
PDF, $19.95
96 pages, 8½" × 11"
ISBN 0-89390-702-0

Here’s a guide that helps any liturgy planner put together a children’s liturgy at a moment’s notice. The core of the guide is a photocopiable liturgy-planning worksheet that includes all of the elements of a coherent and effective liturgy. You'll learn how to select appropriate music, prepare the environment, and select prayers from available options. Plus you'll learn the best way to involve children in the process. As a bonus, the book includes the entire text of the Directory for Masses with Children, the church document on which your planning should be based.

To order Developing Children's Liturgy "E-Book", visit

Both of these books are available in printed book format at the same prices plus shipping and handling.  Visit to view these and more resources for liturgy preparation.