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Moms: Sit Your Kids in the Pews Proudly

Elizabeth at Ignitum Today writes about the difficulties of taking kids to Mass. And the rewards.

Please bring your children proudly into the church each week. You are a symbol of the Catholic family. You are sharing your three gifts with the rest of the congregation. As you may remember, the pastor wrote a letter in the bulletin encouraging young families to remain in the church. The parishioners benefit from your presence. We understand that sometimes your little one might make noise, but we also know that if that noise becomes too much, you will address it. Not to mention, the first time my son threw his pacifier across the aisle into another pew you provided an encouraging smile. Instead of hiding my head, you made it seem not so bad. The same way you encouraged me, I would like to encourage you.
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