Wood - Parent Letter
Dear Parents and Family,
The third session of our retreat, Life, began with a game of Capture the Flag. The teaching explained how Christ brought about our salvation. Afterwards, the youth had time to discuss the teaching as well as make an accountability plan and pray for one another. The end of the session included Eucharistic Adoration.
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Jesus Christ came into the world, sent by the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit, to save us from sin.
When we accept the free gift of grace by dying with Christ, we rise with Him, too: We are forgiven, restored, and given new life.
We will continually face our own concupiscence, but Christ gives us hope for heaven.
“Conversion to Christ, the new birth of Baptism, the gift of the Holy Spirit and the Body and Blood of Christ received as food have made us ‘holy and without blemish,’ just as the Church herself, the Bride of Christ, is ‘holy and without blemish.’ Nevertheless the new life received in Christian initiation has not abolished the frailty and weakness of human nature, nor the inclination to sin that tradition calls concupiscence, which remains in the baptized such that with the help of the grace of Christ they may prove themselves in the struggle of Christian life. This is the struggle of conversion directed toward holiness and eternal life to which the Lord never ceases to call us.”(CCC 1426)
“And he died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.” (2 Corinthians 5:15)
Family Reflection Questions:
Why did Jesus come into our world? What did He come to do?
What does it mean that we are given new life in Christ?
What do you struggle with the most in your faith life?
How can Christ help you in this struggle?
How can we as a family support each other in our faith life?
Sent by Amanda Jewett on Sunday, April 22 at 11:30PM