Your family is the “domestic church” where children first learn of love, kindness, gratitude, rules, forgiveness and mercy. It’s a big job, but you aren’t going it alone. The godparents of your children, your extended family, your parish family and the staff of OLOL are available to assist. Do not hesitate to call upon any of us. Serving each other, and others, is the mission given to all by Christ.
Other ways to pass on the faith at home:
- Pray together. Consider making a prayer corner with a Bible, candle and other items (statuary, palms, prayer cards) that bring you to a holy moment.
- Sing/listen to songs and hymns (Use this link to learn more.) Here are some radio stations that are enriching:
- Family Life Network or KLove or Stations of the Cross
- Check out some great websites like The Religion Teacher or Catholic Icing. See more websites below.
- Let your kids prepare for Mass by viewing other kids doing the same.
- Find a Mass that speaks to them. Search on the Internet for Sunday Masses for Children. The most recently uploaded one to YouTube from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Singapore is excellent!
- Read books or magazines that share a Christian message. Talk about how they open your mind and heart. (Good Reads has many titles, genres and authors, as well as Bibles & Catechisms.) Searching for Catholic magazines and websites for children will yield huge results.
- Check out the resources the Diocese makes available on their website. Another website that is helpful is Families of Character.
- Plan a family service project. Talk about how it glorifies God.
- Tune into EWTN TV.
While schools are closed and Masses and Church activities are suspended, here are some ideas of how to continue your child’s learning:
Camps (Ability to do this will of course depend on whether the spread of the Coronavirus has been contained. Check with each camp to learn more.)