We are thinking of all our children and their families who are currently attending one of the Commitment Masses scheduled for the weekend just gone and the coming weekend.
Lexi from Year 6 is just one of our students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation this year, while other students are committing to preparing for Reconciliation and Eucharist.
It was a very special surprise for families to see Archbishop Costelloe on the weekend!
Learning to ‘make a commitment’ is character building and an important life skill. Character traits like commitment aren’t born in us however, rather they need to be purposely developed.
In this case, we are committing to preparing for a Sacrament – which means that we commit to our classroom lessons, we commit to a parent/child workshop and we commit to a date to make the Sacrament with an open heart, so that we can try to really live out what we say we believe in.
In other areas of a child’s life, commitment is modelled by parents, by showing them what it looks and sounds like in everyday conversations and actions – eg caring for a pet, attending extra curricular lessons on time, following through on what you have said you would do ( even if a better offer comes along), working on goals that have been set rather than giving up; and modelling respectful relationships within the family.
Thank you to our St Emilie’s parents for committing to our Sacramental programs by helping your child to see the relationship between faith and life and by modelling the importance of meeting the commitments you have signed up for as part of these special programs in your child’s faith journey.