To The Parents of Our Young Children, May We Suggest………….
To the Parents of Our Young Children, May we suggest . . .
Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome!
Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what’s going on at the altar. They tire of seeing the backs of others’ heads.
Quietly explain the parts of the Mass and actions of the priest, altar servers, choir, etc.
Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
If you have to leave Mass with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.”
Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the Church, to God and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of worship.
Please let your children use the reverse side of this card to draw and doodle.
To the Members of our Parish,
Please welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents.
If you see a parent struggling, please offer to help them.