Handbook 2:
Administering the Church


8.6 Helping 10- and 11-Year-Old Boys Prepare to Receive the Priesthood


Parents and Home Teachers

The parents of a 10- or 11-year-old boy have the primary responsibility for helping him prepare to receive the Aaronic Priesthood. Other family members and home teachers assist. The support of home teachers may be especially important in homes where the father is absent or is not an active member of the Church.


Primary Leaders and Teachers

Primary leaders and teachers support families in helping 10- and 11-year-old boys prepare to receive the Aaronic Priesthood.

Each year, the Primary presidency prepares a meeting called Temple and Priesthood Preparation under the direction of the bishopric (see 11.5.5). The deacons quorum presidency and Young Men presidency may be invited to participate.