Forgiveness of sin and triumph over death are the core messages of Christianity. This is why Jesus came and taught and suffered and died and rose. (GPBS eNews) Children in the Parish, (who earlier this month had their First Reconciliation), gather this Sunday to give thanks to God for the grace filled Sacrament they received. They’ve learnt how their confessed sins have been forgiven and how this freedom from sin now allows them to grow ever closer to God. They are now challenged to show the same kind of compassion and forgiveness, (that they received from God), to those who might sin against them. You are invited to congratulate the kids on this big milestone in their faith journey and to share a piece of cake after Mass.