Last Sunday we conducted the Sunday school registration in our Community Hall. I was very pleased to have met most of the catechism students and their parents, as I could share with them pointers on how they, the parents, should engage with their children in Faith education.
Catechism classes commence from this week onwards. So parents, don’t forget your primary obligation. As the first educators of faith, you should, by your word and example, pave the way for the salvation of the children God has entrusted to you.
Every Sunday, bring your children to be with Jesus at every Eucharistic celebration and make sure they attend the catechism classes held after mass. Please note that we have approximately 35 weeks of faith classes only in a year and so we cannot afford to be complacent about the long standing problem of absenteeism!
Each week it is your responsibility and obligation as parents, to bring them to Church, to be with God, the Blessed Virgin Mary and to praise and thank God in the company of all the angels and saints in heaven. “Let the little children come to me because as such is the kingdom of heaven,” (Mt 19:14).
To be successful and good Catholic parents, it isn’t enough just to send your children for catechism classes; you should also work towards growing in your own faith in Jesus in the Eucharist. As parents, you should not only pray for your children but also pray with your children in order to teach them how to pray. You must also strive with all your heart, mind and soul to foster mutual respect, humility, love and harmony among the children.
God bless you and your children.