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…

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