In a visit to St Joseph Parish in Rome, Pope Francis stated, “Babies cry, make noise, go here and there. But it annoys me when a baby cries in church and there are those who say he needs to go out. The cry of a baby is God’s voice: never drive them away from the church!”
We’ve discussed this a lot on the blogs. You can check out my post, The Contraceptive Sanctuary: Why You SHOULD Bring Your Baby To Church” here. That said, if you’re struggling with managing your infant or young child’s behavior at mass, Lisa and I offer tons of helpful tips in both Then Comes Baby: The Catholic Guide to Surviving & Thriving in the First 3 Years of Parenthood and Discovering God Together: The Catholic Guide to Raising Faithful Kids. Jesus said, “let the little children come to me” but it isn’t always easy to bring children to mass. We hope these resources will help you have a more peaceful experience of attending mass as a family especially over the Christmas season when you may be spending more time than usual at Church!