Presentation on theme: "Passing on the Faith An Orientation for Parents of Children in Catholic Schools and Parish Catechetical Programs."— Presentation transcript:
Passing on the Faith An Orientation for Parents of Children in Catholic Schools and Parish Catechetical Programs
What Do Catholic Parents Do? The parent(s) and their children participate in the weekly Eucharist. The parent(s) pray with their children and teach them to pray. They provide a home that cultivates a Catholic imagination. They show their children that service in the name of Jesus is central to the Catholic way of life.
What Do Parents Do? The Parent(s) and their children participate in the weekly Eucharistic liturgy.
Discussion Questions Participating in the Eucharist We ask: –Y–Your own participation in the Eucharist –T–Teach the prayers and responses of the liturgy –C–Commitment to bring child to the Eucharist regularly Of the three requests which one do you think parents will have the most difficulty with and why? What would be the best ways for the parish to assist parents in fulfilling these requests?
What Do Parents Do? They pray with their child and teach them to pray.
Discussion Questions Praying and Teaching to Pray What are some creative ways to teach our children to pray? What are the best times to pray with children? What are the advantages of memorizing prayers? Of praying spontaneously?
What Do Parents Do? They provide a home that encourages the formation of a Catholic Christian imagination.
Discussion Questions Cultivating a Catholic Imagination What is your initial reaction to the inventory? Do you have any fond childhood memories of any religious images? What can you do in your own home?
What Do Parents Do They show their children that service in the name of Jesus is central to the Christian way of life.
Discussion Questions Service in the Name of Jesus What are three ways That you can introduce your children to service in the name of Jesus? Why do we insist on calling it service in the name of Jesus?