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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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In space and time grace happens

The first class of Religious Education (SCORE) draws the entire community together as children, parents, and catechists gather in the school cafeteria, with heightened energy, excitement, and  for some, a little anxiety. This is a space where grace happens, friendships renewed and nourished. The new SCORE year begins with the celebration of Eucharist, and at the end of Mass SCORE families and catechists

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Children recall their Baptism as they begin preparing for Reconciliation

Our children’s first experience of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are significant moments in their faith formation. Though sacramental preparation involves the whole family, greater focus is placed on the interaction between the child and parent. Prior to our formal preparation of the sacrament of Reconciliation, we begin with reviewing the sacrament of Baptism. Rather than draw on our

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Sharing our Catholic Faith with our Children

Sunday the children left SCORE class with two items, their little “I am a disciple of Jesus” neck-placard, and their Creemos/We Believe religion book. So true to form, they were sent on a mission to share with you the book that they will be using during this year of sacramental preparation.  To reinforce and practice at home what we did in class, the

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Entering the Process of Sacramental Preparation

This past week, Level 2 parents, children, and catechists began preparing for the children’s first experience of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. There is an excitement of getting ready for the reception of the sacraments, especially the sacrament of Eucharist. As Level 2 catechists, we commit to build upon their enthusiasm that the children bring to the classroom each

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