Parents are the first and foremost catechists of their children. They catechize informally but powerfully by example and instruction. They communicate values and attitudes by showing love for Christ and His Church and for each other, by reverently receiving the Eucharist and living its spirit, and by fostering justice and love in all their relationships.
Their active involvement in the parish, their readiness to seek opportunities to serve others, and their practice of frequent and spontaneous prayer all make meaningful their professions of belief.
Parents nurture faith in their children by showing them the richness and beauty of lived faith.
From “Sharing the Light of Faith,"
The National Catechetical Directory of the United States, 1978
St. Brigid’s Faith Formation Program is based on the belief that a parish program is intended not as a substitute, but instead as a support and enhancement of a faith formation lived in the home environment, the “domestic church."