Godstart commenced in Busselton in 2004 and has made contact with almost 300 families since that time.
In essence when young children are baptised a copy of their Baptism application is received and recorded. From that point a special birthday card is delivered to the children on their birth dates. This is done for their first through to fourth birthdays. It is considered that after their fourth birthday they will be in the catchment for pre primary school at, hopefully, St Mary MacKillop College. The whole idea is to maintain some contact with the families and remind them that the Parish cares for their spiritual welfare. It has been important to deliver, rather than post the cards, and the personal contact has proven to be much appreciated by the families involved.
The program was set up in Victoria through Catholic Care, who supply the cards and promotional material. It was given approval by Father Leon Russell in 2004 and has quietly progressed since then. If you are interested in joining this group, please phone the Parish Office for more details.
Photo by Fr Francis
Faith Formation Life