Confession

Fall 2018 Class Schedule
Thursdays  3:15 -- 4:30 pm
St. Joseph's Center
October 4th
October 18th
November 1st
November 8th
November 15th
November 29th

First Reconciliation:
Tuesday, December 4th @ 5:30pm Holy Cross Church
Family Potluck to follow
   





Not only does it [the Sacrament of Penance] free us from our sins but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us.  We are liberated to be forgivers.  We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: "It is in pardoning that we are pardoned."

Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church.  The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. "In him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28). 

Penance is an experience of the gift of God's boundless mercy.


First Reconciliation December 4th, 2018 @ Holy Cross Church 

 


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First Reconciliation Program