Parents are the vital force in fostering a child’s spiritual growth.

In Day-to-Day Life

Their responsibility is to:

Make the child aware of God.

Pray with and for the child.

Set a good example of Christian living.

Instruct the child in the faith of the church.

Build a family based on the spirit of kindness, respect and forgiveness.

At Baptism

Parents have the responsibility to:

Bring their child to God to be baptized.

Promise to raise their children in the Christian faith.

Profess their own faith in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Receive God’s promise of grace for their children.