Tag Archives: Body of Christ

Lenten Practices and preparing children for first communion

This week marked the beginning of Lent. We’re quite familiar with the routine, 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. On Ash Wednesday, our foreheads were signed with the cross, that powdery residue from burnt palms. Lent is one of my favorite liturgical seasons; it’s that time of year when I need to shake off the doldrums of winter. The

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The “big picture” of preparing for the first of many Holy Communions

The whole parish community plays an integral role when preparing our children for their first experience of coming to the Table of the Lord.  It begins when we gather each Sunday to worship and praise our God.  St. Paul eloquently expresses this reality in his letters to the early Christian communities of Rome and Corinth   “The human body has many parts, but the many parts

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We are Sent Forth

…the last installment of the mini-series -helping your child participate at Mass. The Mass has ended, and your little one, tugging at your arm says, “Come on let’s go.” We hear the urgency…”let’s go!” At Mass, we have been nourished by GOD’s WORD, and the BREAD of LIFE. Now we are Sent Forth into our homes, our neighborhoods, the classrooms,

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Liturgy of the Eucharist…through the experience of children

Eucharist, so central to our Catholic Faith, means THANKSGIVING.  At the heart, we gather as a community to celebrate, to remember the life, death and resurrection of Jesus manifested in our Church, our world and our Parish Community. In this post, rather than present theological underpinnings of Eucharist, I intend to share meaningful ways  to enhance our children’s participation at Mass. 

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“Body of Christ!” AMEN!

SCORE Reflection – April 21 Yes, we are the Body of Christ – AMEN! I Believe! We are baptized into Jesus’ life, death and resurrection; we are nourished with the Bread of Life; we drink from the cup, the Blood of Jesus, the Christ!  The Resurrected Jesus comes into our world through you and me! Amen! I Believe!  This proclamation

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