Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance

Return of the Prodigal Son

Return of the Prodigal Son

The Sacrament of Reconciliation
or Penance

If you go to confession regularly, keep it up. If you haven’t been to confession for awhile, don’t be afraid! God always waits for you with open arms.

Let’s begin with a question: What is sin?

Pope Francis: Confession is not a judgment, but a meeting with God.

Have you ever wondered why we confess to a priest?

Here is a video to help you relax and gain confidence.

Once you decide to go to confession, here’s a reminder of what to do.

From the web site of the American bishops, we have an examination of conscience in light of Catholic social teaching.

Also from the bishops, we have examinations of conscience for people of different ages and states in life.

Here’s an Examination of Conscience for High School Students that others might also find helpful.

Have you considered how to examine your use of social media before confession?

There are many Confession Apps to help you prepare for the Sacrament. Be careful in checking these out. An app cannot substitute for the Sacrament. Here you can learn about one app.

You’ve checked all this out. Still worried or unsure? Be not afraid–here’s more help.

You have confessed, God has forgiven your sins. You are ready to again commit to living your life in Christ. Could this be a good time for a Renewal of Baptismal Promises?

St. Jude Catholic Church
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Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
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St. Jude Catholic School
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