Children’s Liturgy of the WORD — 1st Sunday of Lent

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Wishing you a blessed 1st Sunday of Lent!

Invite children to watch this special Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Thanks to Heidi and Mark from Christ the King Church in South Bend, Indiana, for sharing this with us.

Feel free to share this video with your children or parish. Pflaum’s Children Celebrate children’s leaflet for this week is included in the video comments (and below). Please share!

We’ve embedded the video below, but it can also be found via YOUTUBE here. This video is suitable for all ages.

See other links below that may help you share this Children’s Liturgy of the Word for the 1st Sunday of Lent.

Free downloadable “Lenten Practices”coloring page available at *If you would like to share your child’s weekly coloring pages or faith-based drawings, please e-mail them to, and we will try to feature them in next week’s video.*
This video (and future videos) will air on the CatholicTV channel every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 6 pm EST. It will also re-air on Monday at 7:30 am and Wednesday at 8 am EST.
“Go Now And Listen To God’s Word,” “These Ashes ,” “Glory and Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ,” “Yes, Lord, I Believe,” Music: John Burland 2020, “Love God,” “The Great Commandment,” and “Called to Change the World.” Copyright © 2020 John Burland (Ovation Music Services). Distributed exclusively by Bayard Music, a division of Bayard, Inc.
Script written with help from the Children Celebrate Leader’s Guide Winter 2020 from Pflaum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc.
Colored illustrations from Living with Christ Sunday Missal for Young Catholics ©Marcelino Truong/Bayard.
Additional artwork by Evelyn Berry.
Additional editing by Ryan Witte.
Public domain photos and video from these sites:,, Smithsonian Open Access,, and Wikimedia Commons.
A special thanks to Pflaum Publishing Group for their generosity in sharing their resources with our children during this pandemic.
Now available on Pflaum Publishing Group’s YouTube Channel! Now available–a new free video to help prepare your child(ren) for the season of Lent! Join Catholic composer, John Burland, and myself for a new sing-a-long special called “Songs to Journey with Jesus during Lent.” This free children’s video introduces children to the season of Lent and invites children to sing along to some of John’s special songs for this prayerful liturgical season. (Brought to you by Pflaum Publishing Group)
John Burland has just released a new liturgical music collection for schools and parishes, called Gathered as Your People Lord, available on Amazon Music, Spotify, and other streaming channels.You can also purchase his CDs at, or go to for MP3 downloads.
To order the Spring Children Celebrate program, including my five-minute Gospel Reflection and Saint in the Spotlight videos, or the 2020-2021 Sunday Missal for Young Catholics, visit your parish or school already uses Children Celebrate! or Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, contact your parish to request that they share the videos with you.
Continuing to produce our program has become increasingly challenging for us. Since March, my husband Mark and I have been producing and sharing our free 30 minute Children’s Liturgy videos in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Please support us by becoming a patron at .
Thank you for sharing your children with us this weekend! May God bless you and your families in this season of Lent, and may the Lord keep you safe and well. See you next Sunday!
This video was produced by Heidi and Mark Witte (parishioners of Christ the King Catholic Church in South Bend, Indiana).
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