7 Ways of Helping Your Kids Get to Heaven

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7 Ways of Helping Your Kids Get to Heaven. Why Did God Make Me?. God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven . ~Baltimore Catechism; Part I, Question 6 . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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PowerPoint Presentation7 Ways of Helping Your Kids Get to HeavenWhy Did God Make Me?God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven. ~Baltimore Catechism; Part I, Question 6 The Life of Man- To Know and Love God1God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.The Desire for GodThe desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for ~ CCC #27Vocation of Christian ParentsThrough the grace of the sacrament of marriage, parents receive the responsibility and privilege of evangelizing their children. Parents should initiate their children at an early age into the mysteries of the faith of which they are the first heralds for their children. They should associate them from their tenderest years with the life of the Church. A wholesome family life can foster interior dispositions that are a genuine preparation for a living faith and remain a support for it throughout ones life. ~ CCC #2225Vocation of ParentsParents 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. ~CCC 2223 7 Ways to Help your children get to Heaven#1: Modeling the joy and intimacy of faith by praying together as a family. Witness of prayerModel prayerthroughout the day/weekPraying for them asking their guardian angel, praying for their vocation, praying for Christ to continue to bless them and stir in them the gifts they received at their Baptism (7 gifts of the Holy Spirit).Examples: Pray to your childs guardian AngelPray for Aunt _______ whos Birthday is today say a Hail Mary8#2: Attend Mass Every SundayThe Eucharist is the Source and Summit of the Christian Life. ~ CCC 1324The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!~Pope Paul VI"When we receive Holy Communion, we experience something extraordinary - a joy, a fragrance, a well being that thrills the whole body and causes it to exalt."~ St. John Vianney"If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy."~ St. John Vianney"It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass."~ St. Pio"Every Holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we ourselves, do not know. ~ St. Pio"If we only knew how God regards this Sacrifice, we would risk our lives to be present at a single Mass."~ St. Pio9#3: Give together As A FamilyFood/clothing drive, go to a homeless shelter together, various volunteer activities#4: Honor the SaintsSaints Days And Baptismal Days, as well as birthdays, etc., so that there are lots of little parties to mark the liturgical year and witness the lives of the saints and our call to be saints. #5: Demanding excellence and service from childrenChores, help for elderly neighbors, assisting siblings, visiting Grandma, writing thank you notes, helping to clean or build something that makes life better for someone, etc.#6: Encouraging them to talk with you about absolutely anything and framing it all in light of our faithOpen CommunicationTeachable Moments#7: Faith being normative to making daily decisionsIs the Faith seen as compartmentalized?Faith, Trust, & CharityDo not let the devil discourage youDecide to be counter-culturalSpend time with your children (not just quality time)Look to Christseek His ways, beg for his grace and mercy.Holy Guardian of my child,from the first moment that I conceivedYou were made by the all loving God,Guardian and Protector of my child.Guide this child in all his(her) ways. Show him(her) the will of God, Teach him(her) the commandments,Obtain for him (her) the grace and strengthto do Gods will and obey His laws.Help him (her) to overcome the temptations of the world and of the flesh,to walk the narrow part of virtue and after death to live with You in the eternal bliss of Heaven and Praise God for ever.Amen.