Every Sunday at the 10:00 am Mass (September through May), children three years old through third grade are invited to listen to the Gospel at their level of understanding. Just before the greater community hears the Sunday readings, the priest calls the children forward, blesses them and they then process out to their own gathering space at the back of church and in Maranatha Hall. There they hear the readings, a short homily and pray together. The younger group may also learn a song or do a little craft. The groups are led by adult and youth volunteers.