Children & Education
Jesus said to them: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such.
Parents must regard their children as children of God and respect them as human persons. Showing themselves obedient to the will of the Father in heaven, they educate their children to fulfill God's law.
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. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery - the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the "material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones." 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, Paragraphs 2222-2223
Ascension - Quick Catholic Lessons
Let Fr. Mike teach your students quickly and clearly why they should be Catholic and not just Christian
Students today are often confused why they should belong to the Catholic Church instead of any of the other 30,000 Christian denominations. When you download the Student Worksheet, you'll have a ready-made lesson plan showing them why. You'll get:
- A connect-the-dots breakdown - An ultra-simple outline of Fr. Mike's main points provides your students with the very essence of his video.
- Relevance to your student's lives - Focused, evocative discussion questions allow the students to internalize the lesson and connect it to their own lives and their own relationship to Jesus and his Church.
- Engagement for hands-on learners - A simple, straightforward classroom activity brings the video and discussion topic alive in this practical exercise.
- Prayer and Scripture - Pre-written, topical opening and closing prayers help you and your students be open to God's wisdom during the lesson.