Saturday, March 24, 2012

Reconciliation Service

Posters to aid reflection on the Sorrowful Mysteries
On Thursday 22nd March the confirmation young people led reflections on the Sorrowful Mysteries as the children who have been preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation went with their parents to make their first confession.

For a link to an online version of the Rosary for Children click here

Confirmandi kneeling in front of the Crucifixion
After each reflection one of the confirmandi went up and knelt in front of the image reminding us of that mystery whilst we sang the hymn to Mary: 'As I kneel before you, as I bow my head in prayer ...'  

Cross with flowers
After the children had made their confession they came and said their penance, lit a candle and placed their flower a sign of new life on a plain black cross. Finally, after all the children had made their first confession the cross was filled with flowers, this cross was then brought onto the altar to remind us that Christ's death on the cross was not the end.  We have resurrection and joy of Easter to look forward to. 

There will be an opportunity to view the posters in the Social Centre after 10.30 Mass on Palm Sunday.