Recently there have been two surveys conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) on the Catholic family. The results of the survey were less than encouraging.
Here are some highlights:
Only 22% of Catholic families attend mass weekly.
Only 18% of Catholic families with an infant attend mass weekly.
Larger families do a slightly better job with mass attendance but still, only 33% of families with 3 or more children attend mass every week.
68% of Catholic parents do not have their children enrolled in any type of religious education. Only 8% enroll their children in Catholic grade schools, 3% in Catholic high schools, and 21% have children in some type of parish-based religious education (i.e., “CCD”).
Discipling your children is your responsibility. In light of the survey and in my efforts to assist you in this endeavor I have included links to a couple of articles and books you may find helpful.
Please know if you have any questions or concerns you may reach me by email at email@example.com or stop and see me on Sunday mornings.
ALL CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION REGISTRATION FORMS MUST HAVE A COPY OF THE STUDENT'S BAPTISM CERTIFICATE ATTACHED!!!
Articles on the Family:
Books to read to help parents strengthen their faith and disciple their family.
If you are interested in starting a small group with other families to discuss one of these books I highly encourage you to do so. You could have a monthly dinner and invite other families over and pray and encourage each other on your families' spriritual journey. Please let me know if I can assist you.
There is now a facebook group page for St. Theresa Faith Formation. This is a private group where pictures and activities from the various classes and resources for your family will be posted. You must ask to join.
A good podcast for Catholic Moms to subscribe to:
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