Reconciliation is so much more than a merely human experience of unburdening the soul... Any good barman, counsellor, or hairdresser can listen to a confession! Rather, it is a powerful, grace-filled encounter with the mercy of Jesus, who is present in the person of the priest. Many people are anxious and fearful about going to
Pope Francis likens the Church to a field hospital in a battle field. The Catholic Church is not an exclusive country club for saints, rather it’s an emergency room for sinners with Jesus as the chief surgeon, blood and organ donor. His chief instruments are not a scalpel and forceps, but the Sacraments of Reconciliation
From the Editor As we move towards Lent, we turn our thoughts towards spiritual rejuvenation and toning. Just as an athlete prepares for weeks (or even months) for a major event, so do Catholics spend weeks preparing for Easter. And like an athlete, the better our preparation, the better our performance at the main event!
Preparing for Reconciliation is a must. A simple five minutes to slow down and reflect is all you need to make this sacrament meaningful and significant. One of the most useful tools to help you prepare is an Examination of Conscience. Catholics are encouraged to examine their conscience everyday and offer a prayer of sorrow. Having
Invite family and friends to pray for your child as they prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Don’t forget your child’s Godparents! We have four different designs to choose from and they are all A6 sized. For the best results, print them on some thin cardstock and compose a little prayer with your family to
How well do you know Catholicism? Could you answer some of the most common questions about our faith? Have a go! 1. Why do Catholics Worship Mary? A short answer: We don’t. We honour Mary as the Mother of God, the first disciple and our most powerful intercessor, but we worship God alone. For more,