Saint Vincent de Paul Parish Ligoniel

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The Sacrament of Penance. Jesus certainly forgave sins during his own lifetime as we see alluded to a number of times in the scriptures. featuring Msgr. John Zenz, of the archdiocese of Detroit.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament take place every Saturday from 5.30pm – 6.15pm

If you would like to go to confession at another time, please feel welcome to ask your priest, especially before or after Mass.

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 WHAT IS THIS SACRAMENT CALLED?

 

It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus' call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin.

 

It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner's personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction.

 

It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a "confession" - acknowledgment and praise - of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.

 

It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest's sacramental absolution God grants the penitent "pardon and peace."

 

It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the love of God who reconciles: "Be reconciled to God." He who lives by God's merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord's call: "Go; first be reconciled to your brother."

 

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