Tag Archives: First Communion activity

Children discover the Lectionary

Parents play a significant role preparing their child for their first experience of Eucharist. As catechist, one of my roles is to support parents during this time of faith formation. This past Sunday at SCORE class, the energy and enthusiasm of the children during class was liken to a mini-Pentecost experience. Their responses and engagement revealed God’s Spirit gently stirring within their hearts.

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The Spirituality of Children – We are Sent!

The last of the four part lesson on the Mass -The children worked in small communities; their task: design a poster to illustrate the post Communion Rite – We are Sent Forth… to love and serve God. The kids presented both their masterpieces and “theological interpretation.” Their artistic expressions captured the heart of Jesus’ Gospel message. Comments were enduring…a couple of posters included dialogue

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Readiness for First Communion…What are the signs?

We are approaching the final stretch of class time dedicated to First Communion preparation. Yes, there are four (4) more SCORE classes left before St. Nick’s Parish Community welcomes our children to the Table of the Lord.  For the three (3) remaining Sundays of March, and the Sunday class after we return from Spring break (4/27) we are planning meaningful

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Unpacking the treasures of Lent

Lent 2014 Today marks the beginning of Lent 2014. Sunday’s class drew upon our creative energies as the children uncovered ways to make this a meaningful Lent as they ready their hearts for first Communion. The arching theme, Lent invites us to grow closer to Jesus, combined the elements of singing, writing, coloring, planting, and composting into a very spirited class.

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The Gathering Rite – Increasing your child’s participation at Mass

Originally posted on Parents and Catechists together::
We continue our “mini-series” fostering active participation with our children at Mass. When you enter the gathering space, find a seat where your child can see what is going on at Mass. The Gathering Rite .  Singing calls us to worship. After the song number is announced, share the song book with your child,…

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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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