Reconciliation If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. (1 Jn 1:9)
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Confession 101: How it's done: pt 1. Click here for a brief refresher!
What is Reconcilation?
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a Healing Sacrament. It heals or cleanses us of our sins. We seek help when we are physically or emotionally ill but it seems that when it comes to healing our souls or spirit Reconciliation/Confession/Penance is the sacrament we most dread. "Why do I have to confess to a priest?" "Can't I just talk to God about this stuff?" A quick answer is that when receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation , you are just talking to God. The priest is there in Jesus' stead, He is the conduit, so to speak, between God and you as well as between the community and you. For a deeper explanation, click on the confessional to view a short video by Busted Halo.