Dear Parents and Guardians,
We want you to know that we take seriously the responsibility of having your kids in
our care from week to week. So if you have any questions or would like to contact anyone on
our staff, please visit the contact page. Thanks! May God bless you and your families!
Here at FRED we want you to know that we are extremely excited at the opportunity
to work with your children. And we all know that High school and Jr. High school kids don't always
share what is going on in their life with their parents. That's what these web pages
are for. They provide information about our program and all the events that take place here.
We also want to provide ways that you can reach out to your teen and build your
relationship with them. The staff keeps you in our prayers, as you are the first educators
of your children, that God will help you in every effort to teach your children about the faith.
Schedule of events
American Catholic's Saint of the Day
Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
Catholic Parents Online
Catholic Parents - Fr. Pat
Faith & Family - Catholic Living
From the Pope to Catholic Parents
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
Parents and kids talking about sex
Sending your Kid to College: Top Ten Tips
Virtus Handbook on protecting children
St Francis of Assisi Parent Handbook
Also see the teen links on the Youth Main page
Blessing of Youth
God of youth, We ask your blessing upon our young people. You have gifted each one
of them in a special and unique way. May they come to know and share the wonder and
awe that lives within them as they grow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding of You.
Guide and sustain them as they discern your invitation to discipleship. Bless their
openness and enthusiasm and allow their questions to both enliven and challenge us as a
community of believers gathered to do your will. Strengthen and support the many good
works they do. Challenge and provoke them along their journey of faith so they may help
lead the church into the possibilities of tomorrow. In all these things, we ask your
blessing upon them this day, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Blessing of Parents
You know what it is like to be both Mother and Father to us all.
We ask You, the source and sustainer of all life, to bless these parents in the
role you have set before them. Gift their lips with the wisdom to speak the
truth so it can be heard. Gift their ears with sensitivity as they listen to
the needs of their children. Gift their souls with a faith radiating your
intimate presence in their life. Gift their minds with patience and understanding
to handle the changing needs and demands placed before them each day. Guide their
hearts as they seek out and reconcile the areas of conflict and pain that may exist.
And through all these things, may your abundant blessings continue to affirm and support
all they do as parents. We ask this blessing upon each of them, in the name of the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit.