If Catholic parents choose to provide catechesis for the children in their home, that catechesis must be both complete and authentic. The bishop of the diocese, the pastor of the parish, the parents and the children all have God-given responsibilities that must be respected in considering home-based catechesis. The home-based catechesis of children is a cooperative effort between the children, their parents, parish leadership and the diocesan bishop.
Parents who choose to catechize their children at home should not feel alone in this task. They are part of the parish’s total catechetical effort and should be welcomed in all parish catechetical program activities. Pastors in collaboration with parish catechetical leaders should provide the support, encouragement, and direction that parents need in order to ensure that they teach their children what the Church intends to be taught by providing parents with copies of the appropriate sections of the diocesan curriculum.
Parents who would like to provide catechesis at home should make themselves known to the local pastor and consult with him or his delegate to ensure that the catechesis provided in the home is the catechesis of the Church. Dialogue between the pastor and the parents is essential to the complete and authentic catechesis of children in their homes. (259-260)
If you have any questions, please contact the parish office.