Tag Archives: Parenting

Preparing for First Communion: Do Try this at Home!

At St. Nicholas Religious Education (SCORE) in Evanston preparation for first Communion draws together parents, catechists, and the entire parish community.   Earlier this month we celebrated First Reconciliation. To accompany parents and children throughout this sacramental process has been for me, a profound experience of God’s mercy and forgiveness. Parents so faithfully and lovingly prepared their child for his/her first

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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 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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Sharing our Catholic Faith with our Children

Sunday the children left SCORE class with two items, their little “I am a disciple of Jesus” neck-placard, and their Creemos/We Believe religion book. So true to form, they were sent on a mission to share with you the book that they will be using during this year of sacramental preparation.  To reinforce and practice at home what we did in class, the

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