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Reconciliation

Reconciliation

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(Confession)

Returning to communion with God after having lost it through sin a  process born of the grace of God and solicitous for the salvation of men. One must ask for this precious gift for oneself and for others. Reconciliation is a Sacrament. In this sacrament, Jesus forgives our sins as soon as we are sorry.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Confessions are regularly scheduled on Saturdays at 3:30 pm. You are also invited to make an appointment for a convenient time with the priest according to your schedule. Communal Penance Services are celebrated during the seaons of Advent and Lent.

For Catholics, here are some reminders about celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation:

How do we examine our conscience?

We ask ourselves some questions, for example:

  • Have I kept God in mind and prayed to Him often?
  • Have I failed to confess any serious sin?
  • Have I missed Mass on Sundays without a good reason?
  • Do I keep the precepts of the Church?
  • Have I used the name of God without respect?
  • Do I keep God a part of my daily life?
  • Have I obeyed my parents and guardians?
  • Are there bad things I need to change my life?
  • Have I fought with my brothers, sisters, and others?
  • Have I knowingly hurt someone?
  • Have I tried to help others who asked for help?
  • Have I chosen to do wrong?
  • Have I shared with my brothers, sisters, and others?
  • Am I kind and understanding?
  • Have I lied to anyone?
  • Am I truly sorry for hurting others?
  • Have I taken anything that did not belong to me?
  • Do I respect someone else’s property?
  • Have I tried to help people who do not have as much as I do?
  • Do I joyfully help others?