Yesterday, Wednesday 16th November, 15 of our children began their Reconciliation lessons in preparation for them to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Sunday 27th November at the end of the 9.30 am Mass. The first two lessons focused on 'Belonging' (To know they are loved by God, family and friends) and 'Making Choices' (To help the children realise that they have the ability to make choices. Their choices affect others). Next weeks lessons will focus on 'Reconciliation' (To lead to an understanding of our need to admit wrong doing/seek forgiveness/work at making up) and 'The Sacrament of Reconciliation' (To lead the children to understand and appreciate the gifts of God's forgiving love as celebrated in the Sacrament of Reconciliation). The children brought home some stories and preparation activities to share with their families. It is so important that these lessons are done as a family. For each theme a number of ideas are given: topics to talk about together,things to do together and suggestions for praying together.
These children will prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Term 2 (Sunday 25th June) and the Sacrament of The Holy Eucharist in Term 3 (20th August).