Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.
Forgiveness is not a result of our efforts, but is a gift. It is a gift of the Holy Spirit who showers us with mercy and grace that pours forth unceasingly from the open heart of Christ crucified and risen.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as Penance and Confession, among other names. It is a sacrament of healing meant to convey God’s love and mercy and bring peace of mind and soul that flows from the very heart of God. Through this sacrament we are forgiven of our sins and set things right with God and our Christian Community.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is so treasured by the Church that the content of one’s confession may never be revealed by the priest hearing the confession. It is even protected by civil law.
Frequent reception of the sacrament can assist an individual in growing in his/her relationship with God and provide insight into behaviors that we may be struggling with as we strive to live as faithful followers of Jesus Christ. It is a sacrament of incredible love.
Confessions are available every Saturday afternoon at the Incarnation worship site from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. or by appointment. Call the rectory to make an appointment. Seasonal communal penances services are scheduled during Advent and Lenten Season. Individual Confession is required for absolution to be given.
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