About Eileen Morgan
Eileen Morgan began her career in faith formation as her high-school service project and later as the coordinator for Navy base faith formation. In later years, Eileen coordinated programs for grades K–12 and adults. She developed and coordinated teams for RCIA and RCIA adapted for children and implemented sacramental catechesis, incorporating parent participation for all levels. She has implemented family-based catechesis in parishes to build the community for all. In four different dioceses she developed and presented catechist certification programs and parish catechetical leader training sessions. She presented workshops at diocesan conferences and one for the NCEA convention. She has published articles in the Religion Teacher’s Journal, Momentum, Catechist, and The Word Among Us. Eileen and her husband have been married 50 years and enjoy life on Puget Sound, where they volunteer locally and see their grandchildren often.

The Little Red-Haired Boy

I was sitting at my desk after checking in on each of the faith formation classes. An aide from the first grade came into the office with a young boy. He had bright red hair, freckles, and a scowl that said he knew he was in trouble. The aide told me that she and the catechist had tried everything to get this boy to behave in class—time out, sitting with the aide, making sure they […]