Re: RCIA mom with 11 year old resistant to attending Mass

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ewaj
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Eleven year old children can sound awfully grown-up, but they are not. Your child needs you to make this decision for him. He goes to Mass and RE as you expect and he can grapple with his beliefs in those forums. Just sitting on the sidelines, thinking you can make an informed decision as an 11 year old is not a healthy option. Continue to share your faith with your family- all the ways you feel God’s love in your life. Your beliefs about grace and mercy and your gratitude for the great gift God has given you in your children. Show your children how you use prayer to draw closer to God and one another. Show the fruits of your beliefs. Also, you may want to discuss this with your director of RE at your church.
My two cents. Good luck.