30+ Ways Parents Can Make Mass Less Stressful

The celebration of the Eucharist is the greatest miracle on earth. For parents of little kids, it can also be one of the most stressful! Of course, taking children to Mass is incredibly important and meaningful, but it hardly feels that way when yours is the child crying, laughing, screaming, or just generally being a child, and thus drawing attention away from that miracle. Mostly, that just feels humiliating.

After much reading and conversation with fellow bearers of this same cross, we have compiled a list of the most helpful strategies for leading little ones to prayer while minimizing distractions for other parishioners. These practical steps help our children feel and act like they belong at Mass. The checklist includes simple, concrete strategies for teaching children about Mass, setting them up for success, and involving them at the appropriate developmental level. Ready to receive our FREE printable checklist for a less stressful Mass? Enter your email to have the checklist delivered directly to your inbox!

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