Sunday, December 27
We look forward to working with you and your child in this ongoing life-long learning in their development as full, active Catholics. The Sacrament of Reconciliation grows out of the Penitential Act we practice each Sunday at Mass. Our emphasis on the family’s role in reconciliation grows out of the reality that it is within the home that most of us learn to love, to forgive, and to be forgiven. In this sacrament we come to God with the knowledge that we sin, that our sin hurts our community and ourselves, and that God is anxious to forgive and heal any broken bonds.
The parish priest will hear the first confessions of our 2nd-grade Religious Education students this coming Sunday in the Shrine beginning at 11:00 am. Many blessings to you ! Just let him know it’s your first Confession; he will put you at ease and help you through it and be so glad you’ve come to receive the graces of our Lord. Fr. Chris.