"Do not let anyone look
down on you
because you are young,
but be a good example
for the believers
in your speech,
your love, faith and purity."
(1 Timothy 4: 12)
You are always welcome to the information your child receives from the OY&YAM. Also, did you know that you have the right to request that all the parish information can come to you, go directly to your teen, or be sent to you both? Feel free to visit the "For Coordinators of Youth Ministry" page to look under Key Forms at the "Permission for Direct Contact with Youth" form if you have not seen it (and signed off on it) already!
A few online resources
to assist you with your
important role as "primary catechist" can be found at:
Strong Catholic Family Faith
Website created just for you to help you as parents!
An interesting article I read:
What your Middle Schooler Wants You to Know:
Technology safety through the eyes of faith:
Practical Advice for Parents
Child Sexual Abuse
GREAT article with questions to ask your teen (while written about school, can also work many of these in for that youth ministry event, retreat or conference!)
25 Ways To Ask Your Kids “So how was school today?” Without Asking them “So how was school today?”
Ideas to use with your family during the Easter season/Spring:
Parents: Looking for helping keeping up with all the movies coming out in the theaters and on DVD?
This site provides a quick overview of what to expect (plot overview, and ratings on violence, sex. language, etc.)
Even wonder if your child is old enough
to stay home alone?
Here is what Ohio has to say about this:
Prayers for Families
The U.S. Bishops have created a great list of prayers for various occasions for families. Posted as one of the Year of Faith Resources, I hope it will remain for years to come (but in case not, be sure to download or copy and paste your favorites!)
PRAYERS FOR MOM's
PRAYERS FOR DAD's
Bless Our Children
Lord, bless our children.
May they grow to be happy and healthy.
May they realize that money isn’t everything.
May they be freed from greed and be generous.
May they put others needs ahead of their own.
May they grow up to love and protect their families.
And, may they still have a place for you in their hearts.
Pope Francis @Pontifex Feb 15
I prefer a family with a tired face from sacrifices made rather than a pretty one which is unfamiliar with tenderness and compassion.
Dear Young People, with the grace of
God you can become authentic and courageous Christians, witnesses to
love and peace.
-- Pope Francis on Twitter @Pontifex Apr 24
the video above has great reflection questions you