In March 2018, MYMission are offering Reconciliation Retreats for Primary Schools and Parishes. “Transforming Hearts of Stone” is ideal for young people preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. With a combination of art, music, dance, visual media and catechesis, this retreat day will help to instill the preparation already received by the children, and further enhance and deepen their understanding of Christ’s unconditional love and forgiveness for us all.

Centred on the words of Prophet Ezekiel (35:25-26) and the Parable of the Prodigal Son, “Transforming Hearts of Stone” aims to explain how Christ refreshes, renews and transforms our hearts through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The day consists of a variety of workshops – which can be adapted depending on your school or parish’s needs – and concludes with a reflective liturgy.

The venue for this retreat is the beautiful setting of the Lady Chapel in Osmotherley, the diocesan Marian Shrine. These retreats, scheduled the week of 19 March, are great preparation for Holy Week. They are suitable for all KS2 year groups, not just those receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Other dates and venues are also available. If you would like more information or to book, please contact MYMission by emailing domfinn@mymission.org.uk or call 01642 850505.

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