One area of adult faith formation that is always in need of more attention is baptismal preparation, especially when it comes to helping young parents recognize how they can help their family to grow in faith. A great resource to keep in mind is something that has been around for a few years: the “Ritual Matters” video that is part of the Come and See DVD in the God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist program from Loyola Press.
This lovely, brief video can help to begin a conversation with parents about how the rituals in their lives connect to our life in the sacraments, beginning, of course, with Baptism.
This certainly doesn’t steal the thunder from your First Reconciliation and Eucharist parent preparation. You can easily show the “Ritual Matters” segment for these same parents seven years later when they come for their child’s First Eucharist prep, a great way to link these two Sacraments of Initiation. There are also two other segments on the Come and See DVD (“A Tour of the Church” and “Your Role at Mass”).
You can acquire a copy of the Come and See DVD here. This is a bilingual resource.