He himself is the Word that brings salvation, the hand you extend to sinners, the way by which your peace is offered to us. When we ourselves had turned away from you on account of our sins, you brought us back to be reconciled, O Lord, so that, converted at last to you, we might love one another through your Son, whom for our sake you handed over to death. ............. Eucharistic Prayer Reconciliation II Gratitude reminds us that we are in the hands of a loving God who wishes to help us, and this Sunday at the 9am Mass, children from our Parish will give thanks for the Sacrament of Reconciliation which they received during the last week of April. You are invited to join them in their continued celebration of this wonderful Sacrament with a morning tea in the Parish centre after this Mass. What a great way to celebrate the birthday of the Church!