Why Go to Confession
Forgiveness: The Most Important Gift of Faith
It can be said that the entire Christian faith is built on forgiveness. Jesus came to reconcile us to the Father and forgive our sins (2 Cor 5:18). We are called to forgive others who sinned against us (Matt 6:12). And we are called to ask forgiveness of those we have hurt (Matt 5:25). Forgiveness and reconciliation are central to our faith.
As we approach the season of Lent in just a few weeks, we want you to experience the joy of forgiveness by going to confession, and by actively forgiving others who have hurt you by praying for them.
Watch the short 2 minute movie below (share the kids version with children) and join us at Confession this Lent!
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Daughter, when you go to confession, to this fountain of My mercy, the Blood and Water which came forth from My Heart always flows down upon your soul and ennobles it. Every time you go to confession, immerse yourself in My mercy, with great trust, so that I may pour the bounty of My grace upon your soul. When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I Myself act in your soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity.
St. Faustina (Divine Mercy in My Soul)
Our FORMED Recommendation for the Week
Pints with Aquinas
On Tuesday of this past week the Church celebrated the memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church. One of the foremost philosopher-theologians in Church history, his writings and insight into the Catholic faith are truly enlightening. If you could sit down with Saint Thomas Aquinas over a pint of beer and ask him any one question, what would it be? Every episode of Pints With Aquinas addresses a question Saint Thomas answers in the
, as well as other works of his. So get your geek on, pull up a bar stool, and grab a cold one. Here we go!
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Fr. Ed Blanchett
on Friday, February 7 at 3:00PM