Christ Renews our Lives - Catholic Inspiration (31 minutes)
Release Date: 11/12/2015
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This talk was given to Confirmation students from the Cathedral and St. Francis Xavier parishes on November 11, 2015.
Note these four points:
- God made us to be united with Him
- Sin destroys our relationships with God and one another
- Christ restores the relationship through his life, death, and resurrection
- Each of us can choose to accept the gift of Christ and live as his disciple
This message is not just for kids preparing to be confirmed! May all of us see the beauty of life, confront our struggles, and embrace the gift of Christ's saving grace.
November 11, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com
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