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By Fr. Justin Braun, Catholic East Texas, March 8, 2023
This is a good question and one I wish I heard more! The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children.” (CCC 2223) This includes education in our faith. It is incumbent upon you, as parents, to take seriously the preparation of your children for the sacraments. So, thank you for taking this responsibility seriously.
Here’s some practical advice:
1. Find out from your pastor or faith formation leader what knowledge your child is expected to have before receiving the sacraments. It’s good for you to know what your child needs to know. Take time to contact your pastor or the formation office at your parish to find out what’s necessary, so you can begin to have conversations with your child at home about the sacraments. …