On Saturday, March 25, the children preparing for the the sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion came for a day of retreat. The theme was “My sheep hear my voice. I know them and they follow me.” Children from St James School and the Faith Formation Program participated in a day of listening and sharing God’s Word, led by Sister Inga who told the story of the lost sheep. Sister Marilyn led the singing of praise and worship songs with actions, after which all watched a short video on being lost and found.
After sharing, the kids went to church for their First Reconciliation Penance Service, carrying a sheep with their name on it. They placed their sheep in the thorn bush. After they went to confession, they took their sheep and placed them into the meadow underneath the cross. After the service, filled with joy, all enjoyed an agape with pizza.