The Sacrament of Reconciliation, which also goes by the names of Confession or Penance, is a powerful treasure. Yet there are many misconceptions, many fears, and many questions that surround this great gift to the Church. Sometimes I think that folks would rather have a dental root canal than walk into a confessional...
If it has been some time since you have gone to Confession, do not fear! This incredible Sacrament continues to transform hearts and change lives; the following presentation dispels some of the myths and answers many of the common questions that are frequently asked.
This sacrament has four components:
This sacrament will touch our hearts and change our lives! Confession is not only an experience of forgiveness, but it is a direct encounter with God's grace - a profound and intense path that leads to the love of Jesus Christ.
This 45 minute presentation was given to the RCIA class on March 16, 2014. These remarks address a wide range of practical issues that are frequently asked and are meant to help us all understand how to embrace the great sacrament of Confession, especially if we are a little hazy about the last time we stepped into a confessional.
March 16, 2014 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci
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