Article: Growing As a Family Within the Parish

Source: The Tablet – IMMACULATE CONCEPTION parish of Astoria has been a blessing to my family. As a mother of three children, I believe all children should have love, guidance and nurturing from the parents and their parish community. From birth, children learn kindness, compassion and morality through their parents. I also believe in the importance for spiritual guidance to be introduced shortly after.

When my first child was born, my husband and I both believed in the importance for our son to be blessed by the Church and receive the sacrament of baptism. The foundation of religion and the reinforcement of Catholic faith was established for my son and then continued with my twin daughters. My husband and I support our children and provide them with a spiritual path at Immaculate Conception Church by having them attend Mass each week.

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