Family Prayer for the Start of a New Year


The catechetical program works best when education takes place at home as well as in the classroom. At the beginning of the year, it is important to remember that you are on a spiritual path together with your children. You can participate more substantially in your children's faith formation and in the parish community by being aware of what your children are learning and by praying together as a family.

Family Prayer

O God, we long to know you and to love you, but the busyness of life often gets in the way. Help us to recognize the ordinary, daily ways that our family can learn about you and grow closer to you. We know that you are with us, leading us and guiding us on our way. Amen.

Download a PDF of this prayer to share in your parish or school.