The Sacrament of Reconciliation/Penance/Confession

This Sacrament is one of the “Healing Sacraments” It is a time when we reflect on the Mercy of God, the Love of God.  And so it is not something to be avoided! And its not a time to worry about a “list” of things we did wrong.  This is a time to invite God’s grace into our hearts so that we can grow. This is a time to reflect on our spiritual journey and see where it is that we most need God’s grace so that we can grow closer to God, so that we can be better disciples of the Lord.

At The Church of the Precious Blood we have set aside some time on Saturday morning, after the 9:00am Mass for The Sacrament of Reconciliation. During the Advent and Lenten Seasons we have a Communal Celebration of the Sacrament. This is a time for us to gather as a community, pray for one another and reflect through the Scripture, Song and Prayer on our own need for reconciliation with one another and with our God. We have visiting priests to help with confession for those who desire individual confession.

And, of course, it is always possible to schedule a personal, private time to celebrate the Sacrament. Simply call the parish office to speak with Fr. Bob to set up a time.

Meanwhile, read the attached reflections on The Sacrament of Reconciliation. It can help us better to understand the Sacrament and how we might benefit from this wonderful healing opportunity.

  • A Source of Reconciliation and Joy -The Sacrament of Penance
  • God’s Gift of Forgivenness- A How-To-Guide for Going to Confession

This is the Sacrament in which sins committed after Baptism are forgiven. It results in reconciliation with God and the Church. (US Catholic Catechism for Adults, Glossary)

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