Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Children

I blogged last about how we each have a responsibiliy to restore our Catholic faith. We can debate Latin Mass/Novus Ordo Mass (why not both?) all we want, but it really boils down to what our Lord taught us and the sacraments He left for us. Do we participate in the Mass? Do you believe in the transubstantiation of the bread into the Body of our Lord? Do you recognize His Real Presence in the Eucharistic Celebration?

We need to start with our children. Teach them. It's not just Father Soandso's job to teach our kids the faith...it's our's too. More so than Fr. Soandso and Sr. Whatzername. If you don't know it well enough, then learn together. You know the old saying "a family that prays together stays together"? Same holds true for learning about our One, True Faith. Get your bible, blow off the dust, dig out the Catechism (you know, the thing that's keeping the bookshelf in your basement steady) and also read a few books on a saint or two (go to the library or see if your parish has a library). Pray the rosary - TOGETHER! Households with teenagers will have a harder time than those with little ones, but it can be done....trust me on this one.

You won't be sorry. What we do now will build and strengthen our Church in the years to come. A strong church is not just brick and mortar, but also flesh and blood! Do your part today!!

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