THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of our Catholic faith. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established this Sacrament so that we, as sinners, can confess our sins, obtain forgiveness for these offenses and come to reconciliation with both God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.
In reconciling us to God, The Sacrament of Penance, also called confession is a wonderful source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of this Sacrament, even if they are not aware of having committed a grievous (mortal) sin.
To make a good Confession, one should:
*Make an examination of conscience
* Be sorry for one’s sins
*Make a firm resolution not to offend God again
*Confess one’s sins to the priest
*Perform the penance prescribed by the priest
If you have not 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 and reconciliation. Take a step in faith. You may be surprised about how free you feel after the reception of this Sacrament. It can be one of the greatest experiences of God’s love, mercy, and compassion.
One should consider coming to this salvific, grace-filled sacrament on a regular basis, monthly or even more frequently.
“Receive the holy spirit. whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; whose sins You shall retain, they are retained.” – John 20;22-23
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Every Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m..
If you need to talk to a priest during the week, please call the office for an appointment at 813-689-4148.
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Sacramento de la Reconciliación
Todos los Jueves y Sábados a las 6 de la tarde. Si necesita hablar con el Sacerdote, por favor llame a la oficina al 813-689-4148 para hacer una cita .