HELP... I'm a Parent of a Teen!
Parents blessed with children are entrusted with an exciting responsibility to introduce their children to God and help nourish their faith. Having a Christ-centered marriage is the first step to building a strong, happy family. When parents take the time to learn and grow in their own faith, they can pass valuable treasures onto their children and build a family centered on love.
In many ways, our culture today is vastly different from previous generations. The youth are being targeted with immoral, relativistic messages from all angles of society. We, as parents, have a responsibility to learn and understand our children’s culture in order to connect with our youth and help them find meaning, purpose, and happiness in life.
It is our hope that through the various youth ministry programs and initiatives offered in the Archdiocese of Portland, your child will encounter God at a very real and personal level.
Our various retreats and conferences are designed to solicit a discipleship response in your child, to stir up a desire to live for Jesus Christ as He lived and died for us. Here is where your role as primary educator for your child comes into play.
As a parent, the question we have for you is: “What will you do to help your child continue to live in this state of grace?” What a fantastic opportunity you have as a parent to foster your child into an ongoing relationship with Christ! Your example in continually developing and living out our Catholic faith will help your child to continue to grow in love with our God.