of the
Good Shepherd
Covered by His Mercy
On Saturday 6th February 50 children from The Good Shepherd Parish, Woodthorpe celebrated their First Reconciliation. The children have been meeting weekly to prepare, exploring in particular the theme of Mercy in this Holy Year. They have been supported in their preparation by a team of dedicated parents and staff from The Good Shepherd Primary Catholic Academy along with members of the parish community, led by Canon Philipp Ziomek.

The wonderful service was presided over by Deacon John Wakeling. Canon Philipp was joined in hearing confession by Mgr David, Canon Anthony, Fr David, Fr Jonathan and Don Antonio. Our thanks to them all for their support and to Katy Mersich who played the organ beautifully. Each of the children shared the Sacrament of Forgiveness with their family and lit a candle before gathering together on the Sanctuary.

The service was followed by a party in the Parish Centre, organised by the parents, it was a happy event and reflected the joy all the families felt in sharing this special day as a community.

Submitted by Louise Barlow
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288