At Baptism, you were entrusted with the light of Christ. Since then many people have nurtured your faith and helped you recognize and respond to God’s saving action in your life. We, as baptized Catholic Christians, have a responsibility to continue the life-long journey of increasing our knowledge, understand and love of our faith. St. Joseph Parish has many opportunities to nurture and increase your faith and the faith of your family.You have a responsibility, as a parent who, at the time of baptism of your child, made a commitment to God, your child and the Catholic Church to nurture your child’s faith life and provide them with the opportunities to know and love Jesus Christ. Take time to explore the opportunities our vibrant parish has to offer.
As a parent, you have a very special and unique relationship with your child. In order for this relationship to continue growing and developing, you and your child need to keep the lines of communication open. Without communication, relationships suffer.
God wants to be in communication with his children, just as any parent does. Our relationship with God, just as our relationships with others, requires communication to remain healthy. One way we communicate with God is through prayer. God is always with us, inviting us to build our relationship with him through prayer.
In order to help your child develop a lifelong practice of prayer, it is important to set an example with your own prayer life. You can more confidently assist your child as they enter into a deeper relationship with God through their own prayer life.