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Pastoral Team Articles

February 2016

Feb 28

Communal Penance Service - March 9th

We plan to have eight priests available for confession starting at 7pm on Wednesday, March 9. Individual confessions and absolution will follow a 15 minute song and scripture service. If you are unable to join us for the opening, please try to join us for confessions. The priests will be available up to about 9...
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Feb 21

Prayer of the Penitent or Act of Contrition

There are many versions of these prayers used in Confession. The Rite of Penance suggests 10 texts to use and simply tells the priest to ask the penitent to express his or her sorrow in these or similar words. Here are but a few. My God, I am sorry for my sins with all    my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do...
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Feb 13

How To Go To Confession

After you have examined your conscience, get in line for confession and pray as you wait your turn.  When you  get inside the confessional, sit or kneel or stand where you wish, opposite the priest and either face to face or behind the screen. Begin with the sign of the cross, then tell the priest when your last confession was and any...
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Feb 7


  “The annual observance of Lent is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through the two-fold theme of repentance and baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery. Catechumens are led to the sacraments of initiation by means of the rite of...
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