Sacrament of Reconciliation
“God the Father has shown forth his mercy by reconciling the world to himself in Christ and by making peace for all things on earth and in heaven by the blood of Christ on the cross. The Son of God made flesh lived among people in order to free them from the slavery of sin and to call them out of darkness into his wonderful light…Jesus not only exhorted men to repentance so that they should abandon their sins and turn wholeheartedly to the Lord, but he also welcomed sinners and reconciled them with the Father…after his resurrection he sent the Holy Spirit upon the apostles empowering them to forgive or retain sins and sending them forth to all peoples preaching repentance and the forgiveness of sins in his name…when he gave to his apostles and their successors power to forgive sins, he instituted in his Church the sacrament of penance. Thus, the faithful who fall into sin after baptism may be reconciled with God and renewed in grace.”Rite of Penance
The parish offers Sacramental Reconciliation on Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Reconciliation Services are held seasonally in Advent and Lent anytime by appointment with a priest by calling the office at 402-934-7706
Examination of Conscience
Catholics for centuries have found it profitable to examine their consciences in light of the Ten Commandments.
Penitents are encouraged to expand on them in their prayerful review of their conduct.
Do I avoid, when possible, work that impedes worship to God, joy for the Lord’s Day, and proper relaxation of mind and body?
Do I look for ways to spend time with family or in service on Sunday?
Do I seek to maintain good communication with my parents where possible?
Do I criticize them for lacking skills I think they should have?