Parents are the principal and first educators of their children. In this sense the fundamental task of marriage and family is to be at the service of life (CCC, 1653).
The home is the first school of Christian life and “a school for human enrichment.” Here one learns endurance and the joy of work, fraternal love, generous — even repeated — forgiveness, and above all divine worship in prayer and the offering of one’s life (CCC, 1657).
The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called “the domestic church,” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity (CCC, 1666).
Family Resources for Faith Formation at Home
This wonderful resources provides parents with lessons geared toward lower, middle, and upper elementary education levels. There are weekly lessons for each Sunday in May 2020. To download the lessons, CLICK HERE.
Learn all about Our Lady of Fatima and her Feast Day: May 13! CLICK HERE for this Saint’s Lesson.