“Always watch over your little ones, so that they may learn to know God as they grow up, love Him with all their strength and serve Him faithfully. May you be their first educators in faith, offering together with your teaching also the examples of a coherent Christian life.”
-His Holiness, Benedict XVI, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, 2007
God alone is the source of all life and all love. He has blessed your child with the precious gift of life. God wants you, as parents, to help your child discover His gift of faith. The Baptismal Rite reminds the parents that they are the child’s first teachers. Your love, your teaching, and especially your good example will help your child to grow in faith and in his or her relationship with God. This is why we have a special program to prepare parents and godparents about this important responsibility.