Tag Archives: Catechist

Breathe in us your Holy Spirit

It’s our fourth SCORE session, and the focus: The Holy Spirit’s guidance in our lives. Giving “breath” to the instruction of the Holy Spirit takes deliberate planning, and praying for inspiration. Truth be told, a theological treatise on the Holy Spirit is beyond comprehension for little children preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. The mantra: Keep it simple, concrete

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SCORE – embraces families

The readership of Parents and Catechists together continues to branch out and cover a  broader audience than it did when I started blogging four years ago. So dear readers I thought it would be helpful to set the stage for SCORE @  St. Nicholas in Evanston, IL. SCORE [Sunday Catechesis Opportunity – Religious Education]signals the beginning of a new year

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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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