Last Sunday marked the start of St. Nicholas Religious Education. Once again my attention focuses on a special group of children preparing to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. At the very heart of sacramental preparation: Reconciliation is an attitude, a way of being present in our […]
On a chilly Sunday morning in 40 degree weather the children planted bulbs in the courtyard garden of St. Nicholas church. What was so special, these little children were doing a community service project in preparation for first Reconciliation. We know, given the right conditions the 30+ daffodil […]
Making connections: Parents and the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Throughout this time of sacramental preparation, I am becoming more and more convinced that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is about parenting, and providing parents with the support and encouragement needed to raise loving and faith-filled children. The graces of […]
We continue our Journey towards First Reconciliation – our lesson design for this week: to create a space along with prompts for the children to discover and articulate the best version of myself.