Family Centered Catechesis provides reflections and ideas used during the year of sacramental preparation. I don’t claim to be an authority, or have all the answers; I do know, through the process of preparing our children and their families God’s grace abounds in those spaces and during times when we least expect. We only need to be OPEN and RECEPTIVE. This becomes my prayer, my hope that throughout this sacramental year our hearts may be receptive to God’s grace. I also hope that our blog provides many opportunities for interaction when an occasion arises. You are your child’s primary catechist, know of my prayerful support throughout the year.
My ministry as a catechist spans twelve years. Accompanying families during the sacramental process has deepened my own understanding of living Reconciliation and Eucharist in our world. In the planning, meeting with parents, instructing and witnessing with children, I continue to experience the generosity and compassion of a Loving God.
My life continues to be nurtured in the context of a worshiping community through my involvement in the sacramental life at St. Nicholas. I am also an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart sharing in their Mission and Charism, A sister and brother of mercy doing the works of neighborly love.
With profound gratitude, Pat