From the Pastor's Desk: Archives

January 31, 2016

First Reconciliation

On Saturday, January 9th and Saturday, January 30th, twenty-seven of our First Holy Communion children made their First Sacrament of Reconciliation. What a joy and privilege it was to see them at this Sacrament!

We also encourage the whole family to come to church with the child and to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation too. I'm pleased to say that I was able to hear the confession of some families that morning. This was a great example not only to the children in the family but indeed to other children and adults present in church - including myself.

I think this is really helpful because the children get the idea that going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a regular part of parish life as they see their parents and other parishioners waiting beside them.

On this occasion I would like to thank Mrs. Judith LaTournous, Director of our Religious Education Program and all our wonderfully generous volunteer teachers who have given so much of their time and talent to help our children. Their skill, wisdom and commitment showed itself not only in the content of the classes but in the ways they acted and related to our children.

Finally I would like to thank all the parents, families and friends who nurtured, challenged and encouraged their children and who continue to support and love them.

Congratulations and well done to all!

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