The morning of Saturday, 23 January, dawned cool and sunny.  With happy anticipation, the CCD (Continuing Catholic Development) level 7 Confirmation students and their teachers gathered early at the Parish Centre – it was the day of their 2016 annual Recollection.  After a full briefing on the day’s program from the teachers, and a prayerContinue reading “A DAY OF RECOLLECTION AND REFLECTION FOR CCD CONFIRMATION STUDENTS”

Catechism of the Catholic Church

But we have Baptism, which reconciles us with God; why then do we need a special sacrament of Reconciliation? Baptism does snatch us from the power of sin and death and brings us into the new life of the children of God, but it does not free us from human weakness and the inclination toContinue reading “Catechism of the Catholic Church”

“Confirmation 2014” by Rachelle Wenger

Another year has passed, another batch of students have patiently attended their CCD (Continuing Catholic Development) classes and finally have reaffirmed their Catholic vows and received the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation. I still vividly recall how on the first day of the school year, I was nervous as to how to teachContinue reading ““Confirmation 2014” by Rachelle Wenger”

Catechism of the Catholic Church

(continued from the Parish Bulletin June 8, 2014 Issue) What does Sacred Scripture say about the sacrament of Confirmation? In the Old Testament, the People of God expected the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Messiah. Jesus lived his life in a special Spirit of love and of perfect unity with his Father inContinue reading “Catechism of the Catholic Church”