Category Archives: First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation prep: let’s look at the process.

On a chilly Sunday morning in 40 degree weather the children planted bulbs in the courtyard garden of St. Nicholas church. What was so special, these little children were doing a community service project in preparation for first Reconciliation.  We know, given the right conditions the 30+ daffodil bulbs will burst forth in the spring delighting both children and all

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First Reconciliation – a Sacrament for Parents

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 sacrament Reconciliation affirms the role of parenting. The Church accompanies parents

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Refreshing waters of Baptism on a hot Sunday morning.

Sunday’s temperatures peeked in the upper 80’s as we gathered around the baptismal font at St. Nick’s Church.  The children gleefully dipped and splashed their little hands in the pool. They easily identified with the cool and refreshing water of the font, several children enthusiastically talked about being at the beach the day before. One little girl said, “Our bodies

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