Presently, because of the pandemic, we are unable to allow this ministry.

This ministry takes place at the Crane Road Church Sunday Masses during the 9:45 am & 11:30 am liturgies.

Presenters explain the gospel to children in Kindergarten—5th grades when they come to Jesus because of YOU while adults are at mass. (20 minute, pre-planned outlines)

After the opening prayer, adult leaders guide the children to the St. Francis Room where they spend 20 minutes creatively helping the children understand the scripture readings for the day. The children are then led back into church at the offertory time so that they can participate in the rest of Mass with their families.

Training is provided for adult volunteers, who typically serve one Sunday per month.

For more information on this ministry please contact Deacon Jerry Ryndak at 630-338-8164 or at

You are Welcome to Visit Us to see our Liturgy Presentation on Any Sunday.

Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  ~ Luke 18:16

We need Adult Session Leaders at the Crane Road 9:45 am and especially at 11:30 am Masses.

Leaders meet 3X/YR. to discuss plans & schedules. Also able to assist are Youth, 12 years old and up.

• Volunteer for One Sunday Mass per Month of your choice

• You Decide Date & Sunday Mass Time 9:45 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

If the Holy Spirit moves you with even a slight inclination to participate, why not consider being a witness and disciple of Jesus in this rewarding ministry?  Please give serious consideration and respond with a prayer for the courage to contact us for more information:

Jackie Balster, Liturgy of the Word Coordinator,  call 847.695.6964  or; or

Deacon Jerry Ryndak, Director of Religious Ed (P3–5), at or call 630.338.8164.