Tag Archives: First Communion

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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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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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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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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