This year has a different feel. The energy and passion for my ministry continues to stir within me. I enjoy teaching and giving witness to my faith. As our religious education year is about to begin another layer surfaces; the stories and reports of bishops, who in the […]
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.
First Communion preparation extends beyond the actual day of First Communion. Yes, it is important that children know what to do and to expect. Faith formation during this time speaks to cultivating a sense of wonder, as well as encouraging our children to actively participate at Sunday Mass. […]
The children are fully immersed in preparation for their First Communion. As catechists, our main goal: To help our children develop a relationship with Jesus Christ present in the Eucharist; and, to live Eucharist in their daily lives. WE ARE SENT into our WORLD to live the promises […]
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 […]