the power of forgiveness
Saturday 10am – 10.30am
Outdoor between the Church and the Presbytery
Parishioners are encouraged to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly. It’s important to reflect on our lives and continue to align ourselves with God.
“Be reconciled to God.” and, each other. “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church 1424
Growing as a person is ongoing. We believe continually coming back to God is a part of this lifelong journey. The Sacrament Of Confession renews and vocalises the commitment to our faith. Before confession, you’re encouraged to reflect using the Examination of Conscience.
A Guide For Parents
“Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.”
~ Proverbs 17:9
It’s our First Reconciliation that teaches us the importance of saying ‘sorry’ in order to come back to God, and each other.
Teaching forgiveness and reconciliation begins in the home. It’s where we build our first understanding of right and wrong and learn acceptable ways to deal with anger and frustration. Children learn the importance of saying they’re sorry when they’ve hurt someone. It’s home where we learn how to ask forgiveness and learn to know when we are forgiven.
Children are considered ready to participate in the Sacrament of Confession when they are willing, have the ability to reflect on their attitudes and actions, and are able to reflect on how their choices affect others.