First Holy Communion Class of 2012
Feast of the Ascension of the Lord (Sunday 20th May)
We congratulate our children who have received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time this yearThis is what I have received from the Lord, and in turn passed on to you: that on the same night that he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread, and thanked God for it and broke it and he said, “This is my body which is for you; do this as a memorial of me.” In the same way he took the cup after supper, and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. When you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.
St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians (11:23-27)
Congratulations to our young parishioners who received Holy Communion for the first time on Sunday 20th May, 2012 (Feast of the Ascension of the Lord). Our thanks to the parents, families, teachers, the ‘Do This In Memory’ liturgy leaders and everyone who supported these young people on their faith journey. May they continue to grow faithfully every day.
Caitlin Clarke • Aoife Conway • Oisin Coyle • Rachael Devine • Tyler Gumley • Joseph Hagan
Ruanai McDermott • Shauna McGurk • Alisha McKenna • Enda McKenna • Shona McKenna
Stephen Meenan • David Morris • Kieran Mulholland • Niamh Tracey • Joseph Warnock
Caitlin Clarke • Aoife Conway • Oisin Coyle Rachael Devine • Tyler Gumley • Joseph Hagan Ruanai McDermott • Shauna McGurk • Alisha McKenna Enda McKenna • Shona McKenna • Stephen Meenan David Morris • Kieran Mulholland Niamh Tracey • Joseph WarnockPope Benedict XVI answers questions posed to him in Catechetical meeting of Holy Father with children
Benedict XVI to Children: Learn Forgiveness
Vatican City (Tuesday 2nd June, 2009) [zenit.org]
Shares School and 1st Communion Experiences Benedict XVI is assuring children that it is possible to peacefully coexist with people of different backgrounds, especially by practicing reconciliation and forgiveness. The Pope affirmed this Saturday in a spontaneous question-and-answer session with over 7,000 children of the Pontifical Society of the Missionary Childhood during an audience in the Paul VI Hall. The Pontiff answered questions from three children, the first from a girl who asked his opinion on whether different cultures can live together without conflict. The Holy Father responded with a story of his childhood experience at a primary school that “reflected highly varied social situations.” “There was communion among us,” he recalled. Benedict XVI continued: “We collaborated together well and, I must say, naturally we sometimes argued. But afterward we made up and forgot what had happened. I think this is important.” “Sometimes in human life it seems inevitable that we should argue,” he acknowledged, “but what remains important is the art of reconciliation, of forgiveness, of starting anew and not letting bitterness remain in our hearts.” [SOURCE]
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