The start of Religious Education marks the beginning of our journey towards first Reconciliation. At our parish, St. Nicholas in Evanston IL, the children and parents celebrate the sacrament on Saturday, February 3, 2018
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.
Thanksgiving opens the heart to express gratitude for the many blessings of each day. This day I take pause to recount the blessings surrounding my ministry as a catechist. I am most grateful for accompanying parents and their children prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
Parents and catechists play a significant role in the faith formation of children – it’s all about relationships. Each Sunday, when they drop off their children for religious education (SCORE) I look for many opportunities to engage in conversation. In addition, I send out weekly musings to the […]
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