April 10, 2014

Faith at Home

Parents are the most influential agents of catechesis for their children. They have a unique responsibility for the education of their children; they are their first educators, or catechists. (National Directory of Catechesis 234)

…to love the Lord your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul,

 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. – Deuteronomy 11:13,18-19

 “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 services are the rule.” –  Catechism: #2223

The hope of the Faith Formation Program at St. Joseph is to give you places you can learn more about your faith – so that you can share it with your family.  If you have ideas or needs or concerns that you would like direction on, please feel free to contact the Religious Education office at religioused@stjosephlb.org or call us  (562) 598-0519.

Helpful Links:

Liturgy 101 for Children and families- (Why do we go to mass on Sundays?  Why do we do all those same prayers?  Why do we kneel, sit and stand?  and other great questions about mass!)  But ultimately FINDING JOY in going to MASS!  Take the 8 week Challenge!

Understanding the Readings: (Liturgy of the Word)

  • Mark Hart gives a short overview of the readings for this coming Sunday’s readings (usually 3 minutes or less)  – good for the whole family!
  • Link to Mark Hart’s You Tube Channel for Beyond Words – Mark Hart

 Great Video – Your Family is the Domestic Church – What you do everyday (in ordinary ways) is Holy!!!