I have taught in Catholic school
since 2000. I have also taught in REP and RCIA. I have done other ministries in
church including lector, choir/cantor, and EM. I hold a 09 Standard Teaching
Certificate from the State of
How is it that the lives of so many professed Christians are utterly inconsistent with the faith they profess?”
The New Evangelization – Examines the Lineamenta of the 2012 Synod. Students are asked to compose a pastoral plan for the local parish based on the reflection questions in the document.
Publications – I have a series of publication available for free online. Most are connected to religious instruction
- When it comes to teaching religion, it is more than a subject—it is a way of life! This book is written for teachers who are seeking to delve deeper into catechesis than most religion textbooks guiding young disciples by creating an active learning environment.
Expression of Our Catholic Faith: Using Literature to Enrich Catechesis (ISBN 978-1-4657-2319-2) - This is a teacher-to-teacher resource for religious education that discusses how to use literature to enrich Catholic catechesis. Four books are analyzed in detail. This resource includes a select bibliography and a list of alternative assessments.
Haggadah: A Christian Interpretation of a Jewish Tradition (ISBN 978-1-4581-8850-2) - For thousands and thousands of years our Jewish brothers and sisters have celebrated Passover. This holiday commemorates their Exodus from slavery. It's no coincidence Jesus chose the Passover meal for what the Church now celebrates as the Holy Mass and Eucharist. This book is a resource for teachers who wish to teach the deeper meanings of the Eucharist in history and scripture.
Meditation Exercises for Classroom Prayer (ISBN 978-1-4580-3806-7) - This booklet contains a series of meditation exercises. The goal is to introduce middle school and junior high students to the method of prayer known as LECTIO DIVINA. In our everyday lives, we can forget to develop our friendship with God. In these prayer times we will focus on these ordinary times in order to see God in the day-to-day lives we lead.
Prayer Services for the Catholic Classroom (ISBN 978-1-4581-9833-4) - This booklet is a sampling of some prayer services I used as a classroom teacher in Catholic schools.
Praying the 12 Steps & Traditions of CoDA (ISBN 978-1-4581-2224-7) - This prayer book is presented as a guide to those seeking healing through prayer and meditation. Its format is based on the Roman Catholic tradition of the Liturgy of the Hours. This small guide is humbly submitted for those seeking a loving Higher Power and spiritual support in the 12-step journey to healthy and loving relationships.
Praying the 12 Steps & Traditions of SIA (ISBN 978-1-4580-1591-4) - This prayer book is presented as a guide to those seeking healing through prayer and meditation. Its format is based on the Roman Catholic tradition of the Liturgy of the Hours. This small guide is humbly submitted for those seeking a loving Higher Power and spiritual support in the 12-step journey to healthy and courageous living.
Praying With Poetry (ISBN 978-1-4657-5091-4) - Poetry is a form of literature that eludes definition. It is an art form that emerges from the pure human need to express oneself. By reading and reflecting on literature, such as poetry, the reader identifies and empathizes with the writer. The shared experience is similar to that of a group therapy situation. After all, there is nothing new under the sun