The Catholic Church is aware of the difficulties in raising children in the faith. The Apostolic Exhortation, Catechesis in our Time states: “Family catechesis, therefore, precedes, accompanies, and enriches all other forms of catechesis. Furthermore, in places where anti-religious legislation endeavors even to prevent education in the faith, and in places where widespread unbelief or invasive secularism makes real religious growth practically impossible, “the church of the home” remains the one place where children and young people can receive an authentic catechesis. Thus there cannot be too great an effort on the part of Christian parents to prepare for this ministry of being their own children’s catechists and to carry it out with tireless zeal. Encouragement must also be given to the individuals or institutions that, through person-to-person contacts, through meetings, and through all kinds of pedagogical means, help parents to perform their task: the service they are doing to catechesis is beyond price.” Catechesi Tradendae (Catechesis in our Time #68)
The Ogilvie Centre is eager to assist parishes and catechists as they work with families in deepening their faith.
- Leading Children to Meditation – Family Faith Event for Parishes -This resource is for catechists and priests to run a family faith event in their parish.
Family Formation Events:
Families are invited to a happy afternoon of prayer, fellowship, and learning to delve more deeply into the gift of family prayer.
This event will take place after the 11 am Mass at St. Francis Church in Aberdeen, with lunch provided around noon and the afternoon session lasting til 3pm. Families are invited to pray a rosary at the end of the afternoon in union with hundreds of Catholics around Scotland participating in “Rosary on the Coast
Other Family Formation Links: