Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Go and sin no more!

A couple weeks ago, our sweet Ariel and her cousin were able to make their first confession.  She is normally one who gets all worked up, even to the point of tears, when stretching herself.  However, in preparing and receiving this sacrament, she showed so much faith and confidence and excitement!  It was a great surprise!  Sometimes, that's when you know the Holy Spirit totally takes over!  We were so proud of her!! 

Neil, myself, and our 3 oldest children went to Confession as well that night, to make it a family celebration!  What a blessing it was!!  Afterwards our two families (4 adults + 16 kids!) went out to pizza and celebrated this joyous event!!

In preparation for her First Confession and First Holy Communion (which will take place in a couple weeks!!), she made a Confession faith folder, and used the St. Joseph's First Communion Catechism and Faith and Life 2 as her texts.  Great, great resources!!!  We have also incorporated some picture books as well. 

"Forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who 
trespass against us"

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