The Domestic Church: Forming Families of Intentional Disciples

The Catechism states that parents “have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule.” Thus, they create a home “well suited for education in the virtues” (CCC 2223). They have the “privilege” of evangelizing their children and should educate them in the faith from the children’s “earliest years” (CCC 2225-2226). (from "Becoming 'The First Educators of Our Children'")

The Catechism outlines the tall order given to parents and families raising children in the faith. As a community, none of us are alone in this mission. God gives each of us the grace to persevere in our calling and mission as parents, catechists, and mentors. Let us know how we can best assist you and your family on this Church-wide pilgrimage to the Father's House.

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