This question comes from reader Edelle, who emailed us to ask:
At my parish, we are looking into starting a
Sunday school, a weekly faith formation program for young kids in our parish. I once attended a mass with a similar program. The children were taken to a classroom sometime during mass for activities related to the
Sunday Gospel. We're not too sure of the mechanics of this program though--what age group, what part of mass they leave, when they come back. If your parish has a program like this, could you explain the specifics of how such a program would work?
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