What a special day we’ve had today. Today Room 19 was scheduled to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation by making our confession with Fathers Iosepha and Elric. But before reconciliation, Father Elric paid us a classroom visit.
He talked about preparing ourselves for forgiveness by making a true confession. We can do this by being honest. We need to honestly confess, honestly seek to be forgiven and to desire to make a change. Father told us that we are human and sometimes we make mistakes and that it’s okay, we just need to want to do better and to let the holy spirit guide us.
We are lucky to be able to talk with Father and to have him visit us when ever he’s able. One of the readings today was read by Marina and it says :
God says this –
Come back to me and be sorry
Turn back to me, for I am gentle.
I am slow to lose my temper and very quick to forgive you, if you have done wrong.
This is the word of the Lord
We hope that everyone in Room 19 will be able to fully participate in the Catholic character of Holy Cross School Papatoetoe as soon as possible.