Children are much more enthusiastic about their faith and make far more progress when their parents show a keen interest in what their children have been doing at catechism, so parents are encouraged to ask your children what they have learned each week. Ask them to show you any worksheets, homework or notes that they have received and assist them when necessary. Share your own faith with your children, teach them common prayers, pray with them, 'say grace' before and after meals, come as a family to Adoration and bring them to catechism every week.
Continuous Faith Formation
Some parents bring their children for First Communion preparation in Grade 4, after which they withdraw their children for several years and bring them back in Grade 11 to prepare for Confirmation. In the schooling system it is not possible for children to skip even one year and advance to the next grade, because they would lack the necessary knowledge and skills. The same applies with catechism. Year by year our teachers are building on what children have learned already. Children who miss catechism struggle to understand or find meaning in the faith. Regular attendance throughout their school years therefore is crucial for their spiritual growth. If your child is not able to attend a particular session, because of illness or other serious reason, please let his or her catechism teacher know, preferably in advance.