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 […]
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.