Happy Feast of St Jean Marie Vianney. St Jean Marie spent long hours in the confessional, and so I thought it might be fitting to honour his commitment to the Sacrament of Reconciliation today. The audio file comes from a workshop that I presented at the Australian National Youth Ministry Convention in October 2010. The topic was on the importance of the sacrament of reconciliation in youth ministry.
In the workshop I tried to place the Sacrament of Reconciliation within the context of the new evangelisation: the evangelisation of those who have been baptized, but are not committed to their faith or the Church. I argue that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is an indispensable dimension of our ministry with young people.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is about freedom. Why don’t you go to the sacrament today? St Jean Marie Vianney would get a kick out of it.
Thanks again to XT3 for the file.