A priest holds a singular position of authority in a parish and can effectively set a positive tone by his encouragement and support of family catechesis. Through his priestly ministry, he is uniquely qualified to remind parents of their sacramental vows to raise their children according to the Faith, and can remind them of the graces they have to make these sacrifices. In addition, priests are typically please to have the additional monthly opportunities for adult catechesis and will often give a teaching on the monthly topic (or raise up others in the parish to do so).
What if my priest isn’t supportive?
Obeying legitimate authority is an important part of being Catholic. If your priest is not supportive, we would not recommend using Family Formation as a parish-wide program. You could, however, still use it with your family through the distance family program.
*Enough acronyms for you?J