Advent is a wonderful time to celebrate the reconciling love and the healing graces our Lord offers us. Like all religious experiences, it takes preparation.
Experience God’s love
Reconciliation is what God does. Receiving it and celebrating it is what we do. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a most natural way to celebrate God’s forgiveness and love.
Ways to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation
In the Sacrament of Reconciliation is the wonderful opportunity to grow closer to God— whether the Sacrament is individual as with children receiving thier First Reconciliation or in a communal Reconciliation Service during the liturgical seasons of preparation— Advent before the celebrattion of Christmas and Lent before the celebration of Easter.
Communal Reconciliation Service
Saint Patrick Catholic Church is offering a parish-wide Reconciliation Service at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 14, 2015. Many parishes offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation in a communal service during the season of Advent and Lent. The communal service is an opportunity to join our sisters and brother in asking for forgiveness and healing during this important time of the year.
All are invited to join with our faith community to reflect on our lives through Scripture readings and songs followed by an examination of conscience ending with confessing our top fault or two. Four priest will be available for the Sacrament of Reconcilation and Penance.
As we begin the new liturgical year in the Church we invite all to begin anew with souls nourished from gift of the divine mercy and forgiveness God has for everyone.
The ‘Sheep Banner’ with the photos of all the children who have made their First Reconciliation over the past three months is in the Gathering Space.
Congratulations to the children and thank you to the families and catechists who prepared them for this beautiful sacrament of God’s love for us.
The LORD has done great things for us; We are glad.Psalm 126:3
Aidan Z.Ruby S.
Reconciliation is offered every Saturday, 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. except Holy Saturday at St. Patrick.