Category: Sacramental Preparation

Catechetical Resources: Video Clips…

Catechetical Resources: Video Clips…

Here are three video clips I’ve found recently which I think will be great to add to our little catechetical ‘stores’ for future use… Number One. Liturgy (Adult Catechesis) I love this clip! It shows...

“Sacramentalisation”

“Sacramentalisation”

This time of year, filled with First Holy Communions and Confirmations, is full of joy. It is also a time where we risk “sacramentalising” another batch of young people or adults, perhaps without really...

A walk-through our Confirmation session…

A walk-through our Confirmation session…

Catechists love hearing about how other catechists or other parishes ‘do things’. In fact, although I’ve never done it, I would love, one day, just to sit in on another parish’s Confirmation programme as...

Weddings, Relationships, Love, Teenagers

Weddings, Relationships, Love, Teenagers

The past month has been Wedding Month for me: I feel like I know the Rite of Marriage by heart. My sister and a close friend have both got married, and both were incredibly...

Confirmation Retreat

Confirmation Retreat

A short video of our Confirmation retreat to show the parents when we got home…

5 Quick Takes

5 Quick Takes

-1- Woah… Not a peep from me for a while! Must be September! Seriously, the last week has been a struggle to stay afloat what with everything starting up and being pulled in millions...

How do we respond to the lapsed?

How do we respond to the lapsed?

Daily, I receive phone calls and emails from parents attempting every trick in the book to attempt to get their child into this year’s sacramental programmes. The list is open from April through to...

The Month of May

The Month of May

In the parish year, May and September vie with each other for top place in the list of busiest months. Whereas September is full of parents’ meetings, catechist training, and heaps of enrolment forms,...

Another 5 Quick Takes

Another 5 Quick Takes

-1- One of the highlights last week was our session on relationships and chastity with our Confirmation group. We were really blessed to have two wonderful youth evangelists with us who are very gifted...

Holy Triduum

Holy Triduum

Here are a few photos of the Sacred Triduum here in the parish:

Preparing Adults for Confession

Preparing Adults for Confession

For many adults becoming Catholic, Confession can be a necessary evil at best and an anxiety-inducing stumbling block at worst in their preparation to receive the sacraments. Here in the parish, Holy Week is...

Ten Top Tips for Managing Your Class

Ten Top Tips for Managing Your Class

OK, readers. These come from someone who has zero training as a teacher. But they are what I have picked up and learned (often the hard way) from giving catechesis myself. It is hard...