Children’s Eucharistic Prayers

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  Please clarify when the Children’s Eucharistic Prayers may be used. I am increasingly concerned about the user friendliness of the Sunday Mass where young children, albeit in small numbers, are present.


A:  The Introduction to the collection of Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children says “The use of these prayers is strictly limited to Masses celebrated with children” (14). But the footnote affirms that bishops may permit them to be used more broadly.