Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule….Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church 2223
Truly this ministry is for you. As the Church states, you are the primary catechist and teacher of your children. Our mission is to help you form your teens in the Catholic Faith and in relationship with Christ. We want to work along side you, because we realize that while we are blessed to be able to minister to your children for a while, you are the ministers who will always be there with them. Long after they have finished high school, it will matter less who their youth minister was, and more how their relationship with their parents flourished. The family is the basic building block of society, and if we can aid the family first, then society will naturally follow.
That's why we want to help! During the year we will be sending out e-mail newsletters to keep YOU informed of what we are doing here at Sacred Heart Life Teen. These will be a brief synopsis of the topics we will be covering, as well as suggestions as to how you may be able to build upon and implement these lessons at home. Remember, God made you the primary catechist in your child's life, and they will learn more through your example and sharing than we could teach them in a lifetime. We thank you for all your amazing support and for all that you do for your teens. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any way. May God bless you and your families!