This blog has been created as a space for me to share my professional Faith Portfolio. I will be using this space as a place where I can share my growing faith, and where I can indicate growth in five categories: prayer life, teaching the faith, witness to Catholic education, nurturing of personal faith, and practice of the faith. I hope that I can share things like my experiences at mass, my passion for my own faith, and personal reflections, as well as photos and other memories.
A bit about me…
I was baptized Catholic when I was very young, and I have always attended mass with my family. As I’ve grown my participation in masses has changed, but I’ve always felt like an active member of the Catholic community. I went through the sacraments as I grew up, I participated in mass by serving and reading, and attended events like YC (a Christian event for youth). When I went away to school, I did have trouble being away from my faith community, and I found it difficult to get used to the new church and new priests. However, I did take several classes about Catholicism and Christianity, which allowed me learn more about my faith. I also was lucky enough to take part in a youth pilgrimage to Le Puy-en-Velay, France with the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Since I’ve come back home I have been very grateful for my faith community and I’ve gladly re-entered the parish. I have continued to participate in various ministries, including serving, reading, and eucharistic ministry. I am so happy that I was given the opportunity to work in the Catholic Schools, a workplace where I am able to share my faith with staff and students. I have been working at ways to integrate faith into my lessons, and I enjoy celebrating seasons like advent and lent with the school. I believe that working in an environment like YCS will allow me to constantly grow in my faith, and I’m very grateful for that.
Navigating this portfolio:
You can browse the five categories by following the links on the right side of the screen, or by clicking here:
Teaching the Faith
Witness to Catholic Education
Nurturing of Personal Faith
Practice of Faith