All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
Baptism and Beyond is a sacramental preparation resource for Catholic parishes.
The Leader Guide contains everything a catechist needs to lead two parent sessions.
The first session prepares parents for the celebration of baptism by breaking open the symbols and scriptures of the rite.
The second session looks back on baptism and forward to first eucharist, with helps for parents to be the child's primary religious educators during the years in between.
This book includes creative ways to link the church with the home to keep parents and their child connected to the parish between sacraments, not just for sacraments.
You can use the Parent Guide to reinforce the material in the two parish sessions.