At times, it has seemed as though the only thing we accomplished at Mass was the exercise of standing and walking with a grumpy baby.But we also know that children do not remain little for long and they rise to our expectations.
As parents, and leaders of our domestic church, we are responsible for forming our children in our Catholic faith.
There is no more important experience to Catholics than the Mass, so it is crucial to help children understand and participate in liturgy as much as they are able.
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We will have plenty of opportunities to experience transcendent prayer at Mass when our children are teenagers or out of the house.
For now, though, our primary job is to make sure they “get” what happens at Mass.
Sometimes at the end of Mass a parishioner comes up to us and says “Your three children are SO well behaved! We work at it” or “Thank you, some days are better than others.” The “better” days are the product of years of articles and brochures we read on taking children to Mass. Before Church In taking our children to Mass we operate on the principle that we need to teach our children how to be in church as long as it does not distract others around us from their prayer.
Some days are better than others, but the gift of passing on how we pray as Catholics is worth all of the challenges.
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Engage the child in conversation when he/she’s around but make it natural conversation, not forced conversation.