Role of Parent - Guardian



The Church teaches that the primary responsibility for the spiritual growth and development of the children rests first and foremost with the parents.  Parents may share this responsibility with others, but they do not relinquish it.  The importance of parents’ role can be found in the Document on Education from the Second Vatican Council which states, “Parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children.  Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it.” 


The Church assists the parents in passing on their faith through the ministry of catechesis.  Catechists echo the Catholic faith in a way that the children being catechized can understand.  Our staff is eager to work with parents and guardians and to help them fulfill their responsibility.  We encourage parents’/guardians’ participation and cooperation in the following ways:


  • Celebrate Sunday Mass regularly with your child(ren). 
  • Talk about    the Sunday readings and homily and what they mean to you.
  • Participate actively in the sacramental and community life of the   parish.
  • Share your faith and what it means to you with your child(ren).
  • Establish family rituals and celebrations.  Bless your child(ren). 
  • Pray with them.  Help them memorize the traditional prayers of the Church and help them pray to God in their own words from their  hearts.
  • Attend parent/guardian meetings.
  • Familiarize yourself with scheduled catechetical prayer services and events and attend them.
  • Assure your child’s punctual and regular attendance at all CFF classes.
  • Volunteer your time and talents in our program.
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