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Kathy F
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How can I help you?
It has been nearly three long years since I have blogged. I am presently between parishes right now and want to know if I can be of service to you and your parish. Do you want someone to write and/or lead a retreat for you? Do you want someone to offer a wo...
How can I help you?
How can I help you?
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CATECHIST RESOURCE: Last Supper Skit/Reenactment
A few days ago a friend texted me. Her friend teaches junior high RE and needed a skit for the Last Supper. She was struggling and really liked what I had done with pre-K and Kindergarten students at her church over the summer so she asked Amy to contact me...
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Sacramental prep year
Now that school, homeschooling, and religious education are back in full swing, I imagine a good percentage of you have children receiving sacraments this year. Regardless of their age and whether it's First  Reconciliation and First Eucharist or Confirmati...
Sacramental prep year
Sacramental prep year
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I'm baaaaaaaack
Dear Readers,      Sorry for the nearly 2 month hiatus. It's been crazy! What have I been up to? On a personal front, I was dealing with some (minor) health issues which seem to have resolved themselves after eliminating all corn from my diet. My brother is...
I'm baaaaaaaack
I'm baaaaaaaack
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Radical Ideas?
I'm realizing that some of you must think I am crazy. In an earlier post , I made some radical suggestions. Do away with Children's Liturgy of the Word? Abolish nurseries and cry rooms? Get rid of the convenience of Sunday morning religious education classe...
Radical Ideas?
Radical Ideas?
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Getting ready for Mass
Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to Mass we go...  How many of you spend your Sunday mornings hustling people out of bed, getting them into decent clothes and fed, rushed into the car and often end up racing into Mass as the priest is heading up the aisle. Kids...
Getting ready for Mass
Getting ready for Mass
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Taking Your Tween/Teen to Mass- Part 2
The Doubting Thomas Tween/Teen I have had the pleasure of catechizing many young people who aren't sure God exists, aren't sure Jesus Christ is the Messiah, and/or aren't sure Catholicism is the faith founded by Christ. I relate strongly to these young peop...
Taking Your Tween/Teen to Mass- Part 2
Taking Your Tween/Teen to Mass- Part 2
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Taking Your Tweens and Teens to Mass- Part I
In my experience, the major problems of tweens and teens at Mass  typically  falls into 2 camps: they are involved in a ministry such as children's choir or altar serving and enjoy Mass when they get to do that but otherwise have to be dragged to Mass or th...
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Older children (ages 6-10) and Mass attendance
Oh, joy! Your children are old enough to not *need* toys, bathroom breaks, or snacks during Mass. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean they are any less antsy or less difficult to bring to Mass. At that age, my siblings and I were whiny, leaned on Mom & Dad r...
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Happy Birthday!
Whew! Pentecost is nearly here and I have been an absent blogger in recent weeks. I apologize, folks. It's with good reason, though. I have been busy getting a Vacation Bible School program ready for a friend's parish and busy job interviewing (please pray ...
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!
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