According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 2207,
The family is the original cell of social life. It is the natural society in which husband and wife are called to give themselves in love and in the gift of life. Authority, stability, and a life of relationships within the family constitute the foundations for freedom, security, and fraternity within society. The family is the community in which, from childhood, one can learn moral values, begin to honor God, and make good use of freedom. Family life is an initiation into life in society.
Parents pledge during the Baptismal rite to educate their children in the faith and be a model for holiness. Increasing challenges for the modern family such as technology, work/home balance, and a pagan culture make it difficult for moms and dads to pass on the faith. Taking children to Sunday Mass is not easy. Children can lack interest or even give your resistance.
It is absolutely necessary to have a network of resources to help you in teaching the faith. I have been blessed with the opportunity to gain a degree in theology. But I still need help in conveying doctrine to my young kids in a clear and understandable manner.
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This year I discovered Holy Heroes: a website dedicated to the helping families pass on the Catholic faith to the next generation. Check out this link: https://www.holyheroes.com/?Click=47699 for educational and fun coloring page and quiz to prepare and reinforce the Mass readings for every Sunday. My daughter loves coloring and my oldest son is a fact-machine so these FREE downloadable resources are a godsend.
Visit Holy Heroes this week for those Mass prep resources. This would be a great family activity or something you could do with your kids on an individual basis as well. Check out their selection of quality books and Marian consecration resources . I will write more about this topic next week so please stay tuned!