The Sacraments are about God’s free and total self-giving love, to nourish the lives of his people. Do we go to this well of living water often? Why do we need to? How are the Sacraments even relevant in today’s world? How do we inspire young people to discover this pearl of great price? “Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!” (Pope Francis to young people)
Fr Phil Bennenbroek SM is a Marist priest, originally from the small country town Pokeno, just south of the Auckland Bombay Hills. He worked in I.T. for 15 years in Auckland and London before entering the Seminary in 2008. He has been ordained for 5 years now with his first appointment to St Francis Xavier parish in Whangarei, before being appointed to the Sancta Maria parish in Christchurch in 2018. Fr Phil has been involved in various youth ministry groups and activities for over 20 years and is currently the chaplain for Catholic Cathedral College.
Fr Mike Schmitz – Confession is a Place of Victory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiVjwlUO9Sc
Pope Francis – The Sacraments will make your strong!