Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained. (John 20:23)
The sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing because it reconciles us with God through his merciful love and forgiveness of our sin. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the sacrament of Reconciliation is known by many names (the sacrament of conversion, Penance, confession or forgiveness) because it offers all of those things. It is the sacrament of conversion because it turns us back toward God. It is the sacrament of Penance because it consecrates our remorse for having sinned. It is the sacrament of confession because of our disclosure of sin to a priest. And it is the sacrament of forgiveness because of the sacramental absolution God grants through the priest. (CCC 1422-1424)
We have a Penance Service for Advent and Lent with individual confession. . Please refer to the bulletin for the date. The Penance Service is a fitting way to prepare for Christmas or Easter.
We have a Reconciliation room in the front of the Church near the vesting room. When you walk into the front doors take a left and the Reconciliation room is on the left. It allow one to receive the sacrament either "face to face" or behind a screen. Your choice.
Times of Reconciliation Saturday 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM (English) Or by appointment.
The sacrament is also celebrated on Monday nights at 5:15pm at St. Anthony followed by Mass in Portuguese at 6:00pm. This is the only time that the sacrament is celebrated in Portuguese.
Examination of Conscience & Act of Contrition. Before receiving the Sacrament of Penance it is important to examine your conscience. Click herefor an Examination of Conscience
Below is a common Acts of Contrition.
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
COLLABORATIVE OFFICE: Saint Anthony Parish Center (126 School Street) 508-824-3333/Office@cntaunton.org Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4pm
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