From the Bulletin of Sept 11-12 - St. Boniface Catholic Church - Evansville, IL
Imagine a teacher who came in the classroom and rarely taught your child.  Maybe the teacher came in once a week and taught for a few minutes.  The rest of the week this teacher read the paper, watched TV, or was too preoccupied with other tasks to care about your child.  Your child fails to comprehend the material and fails several subjects because of this teacher.  When it is time for your parent teacher conference, the teacher has the audacity to say, “Your child is failing several subjects because your student cannot learn the material.”  As a parent, you would protest that your child is not the problem.  The problem is the teacher does not fulfilling his/her responsibility to convey the material to your child. 

YOU are the primary teacher of religious education to your child.  How often are you teaching your children the Catholic faith?  If your child is not learning about the Good News of Jesus Christ from you, they are hearing it far too little.  The Catholic faith sustains us when we are weak, assures of us victory over addiction and sin, guides us to live an authentic, virtuous life, and promises eternal life in the age to come.  As we begin this PSR year, make a commitment to be the best of religious educators to your children.  We at St. Boniface want to empower you to be the best of teachers.


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