Reconcile with God and Others
Jesus deeply desires a personal, daily relationship with each one of us, to give us the love of the Father, that we may live in His peace and grace forever. But all of the little (and not-so-little) ways we turn from Him chip away at the relationship we have with the Lord. Jesus wants to mend our relationship with Him, but He needs us to say ‘yes.
Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation (sometimes called Confession), Jesus reconciles and restores us to God’s grace and friendship. He heals our brokenness and renews our relationships within our Church, home and community.
“Don’t be afraid; go to Him!”
You don’t have to be embarrassed or nervous about your sins! The Lord’s love is infinite and he is waiting to shower you with his mercy.
What is Sin?
Sin is a free choice that damages – or even destroys – our relationships and communion with God and others.
Most people easily see that sin can damage the relationship between us and God. But, as St. Paul tells us, we are all united to God in one body of Christ – the Church. This means that everyone in my life suffers to some degree from my selfishness and sin. Learn more.
Why Do We Confess Our Sins to Priest?
Confession isn’t a man-made tradition of the Church but rather a valuable gift given by God and rooted in Scripture. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz lays out many reasons why confessing our sins to a priest makes perfect sense.
Confession can seem intimidating for a lot of people, but with some simple preparation, it can be a healing encounter with Christ that will leave you filled with peace.