Dear Parish Family,
An invitation to parents
In the hectic pace of a busy family, getting to Mass on Sunday can be a struggle. Between sports and all sorts of lessons and play dates, going to Mass is one more activity competing for precious time. Yet it is the most important thing you can do for your family all week. Why? Consider some of the ways your children benefit from weekly Mass. Tradition and security. How many things do you still do today that you’ve done since you were a small child? No matter what other changes take place in their lives, the Mass is a constant to which your children can cling.
Children learn by repetition, through consistency and from example. When Sunday Mass is part of their regular routine, children learn how to maintain the practice of weekly attendance. When in church, our children are surrounded by the Body of Christ – people who care about and pray for them. Mass becomes an oasis in an increasingly busy world. The week starts with a God-centered focus. Coming to Mass at the beginning of the week helps children learn that God comes first on Sunday and every day.
Looking forward to seeing you,