EXPERIENCE PEACE AND LOVE
If you haven’t been to Confession in a while, the Catholic Church wants to welcome you back, and invites you to participate in this beautiful sacrament of healing. Take a step in faith. You’ll be surprised about how free you feel after taking part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. So many Catholics describe incredible feelings of peace, joy, relief, and love that they never expected. Jesus is calling you to experience His mercy in this way too.
WHAT IS THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’” (John 20:21-23).
A priest is available to hear confession on Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Thursday before First Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Penitential Services are held during the Seasons of Advent and Lent.
First Reconciliation: To receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, or Confirmation, children must attend a minimum of two consecutive years of religious instruction. Specifically, to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, children must be at least seven years old and in the second grade. To receive the sacrament of Confirmation, children must have a minimum of two consecutive years of religious instruction, and be in the tenth grade.
Please call the Parish Office for more information or to schedule a time convenient for you.
Sr. Jadwiga Dranpala, CAch
Director of Faith Formation
772-287-2727 ext. 107
email: [email protected]
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