The most important thing I want to pass on to my child about the Catholic faith is ...
God is a God of love and forgiveness.
It is a universal faith--all are welcome!
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How amazing and liberating it feels to embrace the discipline and obedience of the Catholic faith.
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That to follow Christ means to actively engage in social justice. Catholicism is not just a private set of religious observations. We are a communal faith and we are called to protect the weakest among us--always.
That this is a faith built on hope and joy, centered on our direct encounter with Christ in the Eucharist. Does it get any better than that?
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The religious issue or question I feel most unprepared to talk about with my kids is ...
The sex abuse scandal. My kids aren't old enough to have "the talk" yet.
Reconciliation. I am not sure I believe in it, and since I don't go myself, it's hard to say she has to.
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St. Joseph, Mo.
None. Not that I'm all that knowledgable, I just don't feel like any topics are off limits or uncomfortable.
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Standing strong with the teachings on current issues, such as the war in Iraq, abortion, and the death penalty. It is so easy to remain silent in the face of popular opinion and the very law of the land!
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Why people who say they love Jesus don't always act that way.
Recently the issue of the "lost tomb" of Jesus. I was not prepared for questions from my 12-year-old. I didn't even know that the show was on. I have learned to be more aware of the news.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
How Jesus' death opened the doors to heaven. It's a difficult theological concept to explain.
The exclusion of women from the priesthood. My children are surrounded by women of spirit and leadership.
Why bad things happen and God can't or doesn't seem to help or prevent them.
I have been looking for Looking for
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I think the single best experience of faith my child has had so far is ...
Going to Mass each week and being part of the parish community. My children have friends whom they look forward to seeing at church.
Allowing God to help us weather the divorce from their father. Watching God supply some of our basic needs.
A. J. Goode
Green Cove Springs, Fla.
Seeing their grandfather care for their grandmother.
Doing charity and justice work for others. It makes them realize they are not the center of the world.
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Hearing the exceptional priest in our parish deliver thoughtful sermons. My 15-year-old really listens.
Attending a mission trip with their youth group last summer to serve in an inner-city homeless shelter Homeless shelters are temporary residences for homeless people. Usually located in urban neighborhoods, they are similar to emergency shelters. The primary difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. . They all returned obviously stronger in their faith. It was a life-changing event.
Being able to serve at Mass.
At their Catholic high school, my sons are getting the entire package--Creed, traditions, scripture, history, the importance of Mass, and how to live their faith.
St. Louis, Mo.
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Handing on the faith has changed my own faith because ...
It is the number one reason I felt the need to come back to church. Having kids changed everything.
It made me aware that they are always watching and they expect me to be a role model. I have to know my stuff.
Deacon Bob McMullen
It makes me dig deeper to develop my own faith so that I can pass it on.
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I have learned a lot, especially about tolerance. Letting them go their own way is an adventure in faith.
Walled Lake, Mich.
I feel that we witness "small miracles" all the time, and I feel that the more I speak to them about our faith, the stronger my own faith constantly becomes.
Praying with children allows you to pray with adults when you would ordinarily be embarrassed to do so. It doesn't matter what your dinner guests believe, your kids will insist on saying grace if that's what you've taught them to do.
Christine Way Skinner
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In passing on the faith, the most important responsibility of the parish is ...
To be pastoral with parents. Work with them. Do not put up rules and regulations to prevent them from sharing their faith with their children.
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Supporting parents and making good resources available. When parishes take over from parents (even when that is what many parents want), faith is not truly passed on because parents are not fully living or modeling their faith.
St. Paul St. Paul
as a missionary he fearlessly confronts the “perils of waters, of robbers, in the city, in the wilderness.” [N.T.: II Cor. 11:26]
See : Bravery , Minn.
Providing good solid ministry for all of our parishioners. I really think that we are missing an opportunity in the 18- to 35-year-old segment.
Being a supportive community. Our faith is radical and countercultural. We as a community stand as something other to our materialistic society.
Mary Ann Zeszutko
To be a community that consistently bears witness at every level to the love and example of Jesus Christ Jesus Christ: see Jesus.
40 days after Resurrection, ascended into heaven. [N.T.: Acts 1:1–11]
See : Ascension
kind to the poor, forgiving to the sinful. [N.T. . Young people recognize hypocrisy.
To celebrate the talents of teens and allow them to participate in weekend liturgies as lectors, eucharistic ministers, ushers, or musicians and choir members.
Painted Post, N.Y.
To get public speaking skills for our priests. The No. 1 complaint from my kids and other young adults is that they repeat themselves, are boring, need to get to the point, and are monotone mon·o·tone
1. A succession of sounds or words uttered in a single tone of voice.
a. A single tone repeated with different words or time values, especially in a rendering of a liturgical text. .
Crown Point, Ind.
To be open to having young children at Sunday Mass, daily Mass, and eucharistic adoration Eucharistic adoration is a practice in the Roman Catholic and in Anglican Churches, in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed to and adored by the faithful. When this exposure and adoration is constant (that is, twenty-four hours a day), it is called perpetual adoration. . A living church has those little voices singing and praying right alongside the mature generations.
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To get quality textbooks for religious education. The textbooks in my parish are awful, dry, and not reaching kids at the middle-school level.
I know I need to spend more time praying with my children. I need to talk to them about what it means to pray and why it helps.
I just started small--one year adding in prayers before meals, one year doing a Jesse tree to add Bible reading into our home, each Lent trying to add something like saying the rosary as a family or going to Stations of the Cross Stations of the Cross
depictions of episodes of Christ’s death. [Christianity: Brewer Dictionary, 1035]
See : Passion of Christ .
I'm always teaching them, "Whatever happens, yes or no, praise the Lord." Once when I didn't get an item on sale and was grumbling about it, a voice piped up, "Whether it's yes or no, Mama, praise the Lord!"
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When they were in elementary school elementary school: see school. , it was easy; but now that they are older, the questions and attitudes are much more difficult to deal with.
Lake City, Fla.
Find times to pass on the faith every day. I have a captive audience in the car, so we pray, talk about the "saint of the day," make gratitude lists, and intercede on behalf of others when we drive.
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A big temptation is thinking, "Look how holy I am. I bring all these children to Mass, and they behave pretty well." I have to remind myself that God judges by our interiors, not our exteriors.
My 7-year-old son asked me the other day if they "still made saints" because he is hoping to be one someday. I assured him that God calls all of us to be holy.