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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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First Reconciliation – a Sacrament for Parents

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 the sacrament Reconciliation affirms the role of parenting. The Church accompanies parents

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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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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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