“Jesus came and stood in the midst” of His apostles. “He breathed on them, and said to them: Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.” —John 20:19, 22-23
“Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” —from the Lord’s Prayer
The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession, and celebration. In it, we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result, we are called to forgive others.
Now is the time to say to Jesus:Pope Francis, Evangelli Gaudium, 3
“Lord, I have let myself be deceived; in a thousand ways I have shunned your love,
yet here I am once more, to renew my covenant with you. I need you.
Save me once again, Lord, take me once more into your redeeming embrace”.
How good it feels to come back to him whenever we are lost!
Let me say this once more: God never tires of forgiving us;
we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.
Saturday: 3:00-4:00pm (in the church)