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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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Entering the Season of Advent

Sunday, November 27 marks the first Sunday of Advent. Are you thinking of creating meaningful activities for the children to prepare for the season? The Religion Teacher provides a range of activities for school and home. In the next two weeks, check it out, and stay tune for the children’s lesson of the family Advent wreath. Activities for the Season of Advent

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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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Preparing my child for Reconciliation – Parents speak out

Parents speak of their hearts’ desire when it comes to  preparing their child for the sacrament of Reconciliation.  This was so evident Tuesday evening at our first parent gathering for sacramental preparation which allowed time to come to know one another, and for small  and large group sharing. “What is your hope, your desire for your child as he, she

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