2015 May-June

Raising Catholics: Taking Kids to Mass

Welcome to our exciting two part series! We begin this month with Raising Catholics: Taking Kids to Mass and will follow it up with Raising Catholics: Faith at Home. Taking kids to Mass is fraught with emotion and frustration. Parents are conflicted, sleep-deprived, busy and stressed and so are highly reactive and sensitive to perceived and actual judgement from others. For other parishioners, disruptive and poorly behaved children can be a source of distraction and frustration for their anticipated quiet time with the Lord.

Tragically, many parents abandon going to Mass altogether. When this happens, we all lose out.

So, how to tackle this thorny issue? Read on to discover our reader’s insights and some expert input…

P.S. You can also embed CathFamily into your school Newsletter or Parish website. Simply click the ‘Share’ button at the top menu and select ‘Embed’. Then all you have to do is copy and paste the code into your post. Follow CathFamily’s board MASS SURVIVAL KIT on Pinterest.

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  1. Colleen Kirk

    Our parish priest would like me to print copies to distribute to parishioners. Could you please advise if it is possible to print copies for distribution, or is it only accessible via the web. I look forward to your reply.

    • Kiara Pirola

      Kiara Pirola

      Hi Colleen!

      It is possible to download a PDF version you can print. Simply click on the eMag and look at the bottom right. You’ll find a couple of buttons, one of them is labeled ‘Share’. If you click it, a dropdown menu should appear which will give you an option of ‘download’second from the bottom of the list. Click on it and a PDF file should be downloaded to your computer for you to print as needed!

      You can also electronically distribute it but choosing the ’embed’ option which gives you a code to copy and paste into your parish website (in a post or on a page) and it will be right there for you and look pretty!

      Hope this helps!