As you plan for the new catechetical year, schedule a start-of-the-year parent gathering. This is a great opportunity to meet parents and encourage them in their role as their children’s first catechist.
To help you, I’m offering a free PowerPoint presentation, complete with suggested script, for hosting a parent gathering. The message it conveys is that faith formation isn’t just another activity; it’s a way of life. Support the domestic church with this encouraging presentation designed for use in any parish. It reminds parents to keep Sundays holy, celebrate the sacraments, engage in their children’s learning, practice works of mercy, listen, and nurture their own faith.
This year brings another opportunity for adults and children to grow closer to God. Start the journey by welcoming parents in a positive way. Just add coffee, treats, and comfortable seating, and you’re ready to go!