At St. Nicholas Religious Education (SCORE) in Evanston preparation for first Communion draws together parents, catechists, and the entire parish community. Earlier this month we celebrated First Reconciliation. To accompany parents and children throughout this sacramental process has been for me, a profound experience of God’s mercy and […]
I am a life-long learning; by profession, I am a special education teacher. I teach with passion and the belief that within each student is the "inner teacher" guiding them to find the answers to life's most important questions. With that said, I seek creative ways to help my students discover their inner teacher. I find myself involved in a lot of projects and programs. Other interests include: writing and reflecting on my teaching practice, hosting guests at my BnB, DIY home projects, gardening, composting, aquaponics, reading, and spending time with family and friends. My life values are guided by the Gospel of Jesus and the Franciscan Charism. I am an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart which at the heart is showing compassion and doing works of neighborly love.
Making connections: Parents and the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Throughout this time of sacramental preparation, I am becoming more and more convinced that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is about parenting, and providing parents with the support and encouragement needed to raise loving and faith-filled children. The graces of […]
The Time is Now! First Sunday of Advent – the Gospel reading speaks with great urgency – Be prepared! Beware! Keep Alert! Stay Awake! For you do not know when the Master of the house will come. [Mark 13] What is it that you’re waiting for? Preparing […]
The Lord’s Prayer guides the heart as the children learn about the examination of conscience.