For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.
St. Therese of Lisieux
God's love is communicated to infants and young children primarily through parents. Parents have shared the gift of human life with their children and, through Baptism, have enriched them with a share in God's own life. They have the duty to nourish it. Parents are catechists precisely because they are parents. Their role in the formation of Christian values in their children is irreplaceable. They "should speak naturally and simply about God and their faith, as they do about other matters they want their children to understand and appreciate. (National Directory of Catechesis 48)
In order for catechesis to take root in a child, reinforcement at home is necessary.
Don't know how to form your child in the faith? Here's a few helpful tips:
Director, Lay Formation and Family Ministries
Associate Director, Lay Formation and Family Ministries