In the sacrament of Penance (Confession, Reconciliation) Catholics confess sins, failures and faults and promise to strive again to conform to Christ. Through this, the process of forgiveness and healing begins.
The world is marked by sin. St. Paul wrote, "For I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want." As Catholics we live in hope, for Christ has conquered both sin and death. This hope is realized in the sacrament of Penance / Confession / Reconciliation, the first of the two healing sacraments.
We bring our sins and struggles to our Lord and to the Church, represented by the person of the priest, when we come to the sacrament of Reconciliation. We confess our sins, our failures and our faults, promise to strive again to conform ourselves to Christ, and are forgiven. "The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness." (Pope Francis, First Angelus as pope, March 17, 2013).
The next diocesan Evening of Confession will be Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Please contact your local parish for details.
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