Children at Mass

Children are welcome at all our Masses.

Each Sunday, activities and resources for children are provided in the rear of each church in a glassed-in area where parents can sit with their children and hear and participate in the Mass.

Our Sunday Masses are at:

  • 9am Sunday - St Joseph’s, Port Melbourne
  • 10.30am Sunday - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park

Additionally, during school term, we have a Children’s Liturgy of the Word at each of these Masses for children of kindergarten and primary school age.

Led by a Children's minister, the children have a session of approximately 20 mintues on the Gospel story with activities suitable for their age. These sessions are in the adjacent chapel and a parent is welcome to accompany their child.


For older children who prefer to stay with their parents in the church during Mass, we have Children's Mass books and Children's Faith books available. Please ask about these when you arrive.


For information about Children’s First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation Sacramental Programs please click here.


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