This past week, Level 2 parents, children, and catechists began preparing for the children’s first experience of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. There is an excitement of getting ready for the reception of the sacraments, especially the sacrament of Eucharist. As Level 2 catechists, we commit to build upon their enthusiasm that the children bring to the classroom each Sunday. Sacramental preparation extends to the home as well.
Our SCORE parents play an integral role in their child’s sacramental preparation. Moreover, are genuinely committed to support all of our parents throughout this year of this child’s faith formation. I anticipate meeting one-on-one with parents to discuss their hopes and expectations for this year. It is my experience, that through sharing our faith we develop a deepening confidence in God at work the sacramental process.
The following prompts will guide our faith sharing as we seek to deepen the commitment we made for our children at their baptism.
- What is my hope, my intention for my child during his/her year of sacramental preparation?
- How has my understanding and experience of Eucharist and Reconciliation evolved from my initial reception of the sacraments?
- The graces received at Reconciliation and Eucharist strengthen us to live our Baptism as disciples of Jesus, the Christ; when and where during the week, do I most experience the grace of God at work in my life?
- How am I the Body of Christ in the family, the workplace, the neighborhood?