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Religious Upbringing (Catholic)

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What are the main features of a Catholic upbringing? How can a religious upbringing lead to belief in God?

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Religious Upbringing (Catholic)

  1. 1. Family ...and belief in God
  2. 2. Do our families play a role in influencing our religious self? <ul><li>“ Give me the boy till the age of seven; </li></ul><ul><li>And I will show you the man...” </li></ul><ul><li>- Jesuit Priest </li></ul>
  3. 3. How will he be influenced? Manners Likes Dislikes Personality Religion?
  4. 4. How can religious upbringing affect your belief in God? <ul><li>The key features of a Catholic upbringing </li></ul><ul><li>Why these could lead to belief in God </li></ul><ul><li>How they could turn you away from belief in God </li></ul>
  5. 5. Catholic Upbringing: <ul><li>The sacraments (baptism, communion, confirmation) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning to pray </li></ul><ul><li>Being read stories from the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Going to a Catholic school </li></ul><ul><li>Going to Church </li></ul><ul><li>Going to children’s liturgies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sacraments <ul><li>Baptism is what brings you into God’s family – in the baptismal vows, parents promise they will take their children to Church, and teach them about Catholic faith </li></ul><ul><li>Communion – through receiving the body of Christ, we are becoming one with him; this massively contributes to your religious self </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmation – you’re old enough to confirm your beliefs for yourself </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prayer <ul><li>Catholic parents should teach their children how to pray to God – this helps the child build a relationship with God, and deepen their faith </li></ul><ul><li>If a child sees an adult praying – aren’t they likely to believe in its power more? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bible... <ul><li>Through being read stories from the Bible, children will understand God’s will </li></ul><ul><li>In the stories of the Bible, good will always triumph over evil – this is a good message for children </li></ul><ul><li>They get to learn more about Jesus’ life – as it was recorded in the New Testament </li></ul>
  9. 9. Catholic School... <ul><li>You will have assemblies, with prayer focus </li></ul><ul><li>In your RE lessons, you will learn about the Catholic faith </li></ul><ul><li>God and Christianity would be a normal feature to school life </li></ul>
  10. 10. Going to Church <ul><li>If you go to Church (and stay in the Mass) you can see adults worshiping, praising and praying to God – this will assure their own beliefs </li></ul>
  11. 11. Going to children’s liturgies... <ul><li>You get to learn about the Gospel in child friendly terms </li></ul><ul><li>You get to socialize with other children who also have a belief in God </li></ul><ul><li>You get to share your faith with people your age </li></ul>
  12. 12. A valid analogy... <ul><li>You are still a child, you’re 9 years of age </li></ul><ul><li>Your parents fight almost every night – the other (quiet) nights are when your dad isn’t in </li></ul><ul><li>Surely, this will shape your adults self... </li></ul><ul><li>Either: </li></ul><ul><li>It will make you a violent person, too OR </li></ul><ul><li>It will encourage you not to be like that – because you didn’t like witnessing it </li></ul>
  13. 13. Plenary: <ul><li>From what you have learned in todays lesson, describe your understanding, or try to explain the Jesuit saying... </li></ul><ul><li>“ Give me the boy until the age of seven, and I will show you the man.” </li></ul>

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