Tips To Help Catholic Grandparents Pass On Their

News-and-Society As the baby boomer generation ages, Catholic parents are fast Catholic grandparents. As a grandparent, you naturally worry about the faith of your grandchildren, whether they will stay strong in the church and be able to stay close to God in an uncertain, secular world. Here are some tips to help Catholic grandparents pass their faith on and be an influence for good in the lives of their grandchildren. — Set a good example "Do as I say, not as I do" never has been an effective philosophy to live by and it never will be! Children can spot a hypocrite a mile away and from a very young age. If you want them to be Church-going Catholics, then you must set a good example by attending mass regularly. Whenever possible, go as a large extended family: it will instill in your grandchildren’s hearts and minds that living their religion is a family tradition. — Tell stories of faith Never pass up a chance to share true faith-promoting stories that have either happened in your own life or in the lives of your grandchildren’s own ancestors. It is often hard for children to relate to the meaning of the experiences of the saints; but if they know that miracles have happened in their own family members’ lives, it brings the love of God home. — Support their religious benchmarks Make a concerted effort to attend each and every one of your grandchildren’s religious milestones, whether it is a baptism, 1st .munion, or other important events. You may wish to write them a personal note expressing your pleasure in the choices they are making; give them a lasting gift such as cross necklace jewelry to help them .memorate the occasion and forever link their special day with your love. Pray with them Nothing invites the Spirit into a home like praying aloud with little children. Children will learn to recognize that special warmth they feel during a prayer said aloud as a personal manifestation of God’s love for them. They will be moved to hear you pray especially for each of them, to hear your hopes for their future and the concern you feel for their spiritual welfare in a troubled world. Grandparents often make the mistake of underestimating the impact they can have in the nurturing of faith in their grandchildren. Even if you live far away, you can still send gifts, notes of encouragement, and let these precious children know that you care. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: