In recent years there has been a renewed emphasis on understanding sacramental celebrations as parish events. Parents are engaged more significantly in the process of preparing their children to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist.
The Becoming Catholic series provides support to parents – as well as catechists and educators – and children preparing to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation and Eucharist.
The sacraments of initiation are major events in our Catholic faith journey. Parents, educators, and children are encouraged to explore how we celebrate each sacrament through values, experiences and connection. Becoming Catholic offers an engaging, accessible and interactive way for children to prepare for the sacraments with their families and parishes.Kathy Horan
has worked extensively in a range of leadership roles within Catholic Education in South Australia. These roles include RE coordinator in parish schools, Deputy Principal and RE consultant in the Adelaide Archdiocese and Diocese of Port Pirie. Kathy holds Master’s Degrees in Theology and Educational Leadership. A focus of her work is family-based catechesis, particularly in the role of Sacramental preparation.Kathy is currently working in the Adelaide Archdiocese as Coordinator of the RCIA, supporting parish Baptism teams and adult Confirmation groups. She is also working with the Ministry Formation program to support students seeking pathways into pastoral ministry within the Archdiocese.“The sacraments of initiation are major events in the faith journeys of Catholic children. How, then, to foster their understanding of these sacraments? How to lead them to celebrate the sacraments richly? Kathy Horan’s
Becoming Catholic series offers an accessible, imaginative, and engaged way for children to prepare for these sacraments with their families and parishes. A helpful ‘parents guide’ explains the process and informs parents about the meaning of the sacraments”.
Rev Dr James McEvoy
Senior Lecturer in Theology, ACU Adelaide