Parent Session 1

 Ask your parents to tell you the story of your baptism. Ask them to include the following: 

  • Why did you choose to have me baptized? 
  • What did you wear? Why? 
  • What did I wear? Why? 
  • Who did you choose to be my Godparents and why did you choose them?
  • What Holiness did you see in them that made them a good choice?
  • If you could choose Godparents for me today, who would you choose and why? Would it be the same people?

Parent Session 2

For this session, both you and your parents should answer the following questions: 

  • What qualities do you have which people like in you?
  • What do people thank you for?
  • Even simple, everyday actions can make a huge difference in someone’s day. What do you do, big or small, to make others feel good?
  • What talents has God blessed you with that can help build up His Kingdom? What things can you do to make the world a better place?
  • Think about a time when you felt that people were seeing Jesus through your actions. How did you feel? What did you enjoy? Was any part difficult?
  • Talk about some of the people who have inspired you by the generous giving of their time and talents to the Church. What have you learned from them about who you would like to be? How are they great servants?

Parent Session 3 

For this session, both you and your parents should answer the following questions: 

  • Who is your best friend? Why? 
  • What do you look for in a friendship? 
  • How do you get to be good friends with someone? 
  • What makes someone a good friend and not just an acquaintance? 
  • Any relationship involves some form of communication, whether it is talking together, texting someone or writing a letter. The more time you spend on a relationship, the more the relationship grows. If you could text God, what would you text Him? 
  • We can’t text God, but we can talk with Him! This is what prayer is: spending time with God in order to grow closer to Him. Jesus often prayed spontaneously and aloud. Would you be willing to try this now with each other? Here is a format to follow: Praise God, Ask God, Thank God (PAT). Start by quieting yourselves, maybe hold hands if you are comfortable doing that, and invite God to be part of your conversation. Following the PAT formula, your prayer may look something like this: “God, You and all good and all loving. Your love surrounds us and fills us with the courage to ask You to hear our prayer about what is on our hearts (then say what that is). We thank You for hearing our prayers and for all the gifts You have blessed us with. Amen.” It doesn’t have to be complicated or long! But praying together in this way can be a very powerful experience, especially if you pray together on a regular basis.