Trinitarians and the Sacrament of Confession
“Confessing our sins may be difficult for us, but it brings us peace. We are sinners and we need God’s forgiveness.”
~ Pope Francis
Our Trinitarians had a faith-fuelled discussion on Friday, 29th of April as they joined for their monthly Youth Gathering. After joining Holy Family Church to pray the Stations of the Cross, they proceeded to discuss the Sacrament of Confession.
Our youth began their discussion using the Catechism of the Catholic Church to reflect on the necessity of receiving the Sacrament of Confession, particularly during this Lenten Season. Our youth were also able to discuss the importance of the Sacrament of Confession in order for us to receive Communion in a State of Grace each week. In discussing the Sacrament, the Trinitarians were able to offer one another advice on how they approached the Sacrament, their personal challenges in approaching the Sacrament and how they conducted an Examination of Conscience. Our young parishioners had many questions about the Seal of the Confessional and the important role of the Priest in administering all Sacraments within the Church. Many of our Trinitarians felt encouraged to reflect upon their own life and relationship with the Sacrament of Confession.
As with all Trinitarian Gatherings, our youth walk out inspired and eager to explore more of their faith. Our March meeting was a great way to share our faith, reflect upon the wonderful graces provided to us by the Lord through the Sacrament of Confession and the valuable role of our Priests standing In persona Christi (in the person of Christ).
Here are some great resources the youth discussed:
- Our Parish App (MyParishApp), to help conduct an Examination of Conscience.
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church – On the Sacrament of Penance: Click Here to view a copy of the Catechism
We encourage any young people in Year 7 or above to join our Trinitarians for their next meeting on Friday, 26th of April (6PM – 8PM), in MacKillop Hall for a Bonfire Night.
This Lent, an opportunity for Confession is available on the following days:
Every Thursday – 6:15PM – 6:45PM
Every Saturday – 5PM – 5:45PM