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Sacrament of Reconciliation

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Reconciliation - Reconciliation – Reconciliation - Confession:

Reconciliation - Reconciliation – Reconciliation - Confession A Sacrament of Merciful Healing

Through Baptism all sins are pardoned and we receive the give of supernatural life. This is the first conversion, but sin and separates us from God The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. CCC 1421:

Through Baptism all sins are pardoned and we receive the give of supernatural life. This is the first conversion , but sin and separates us from God The Lord  Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health ,  has willed that his Church  continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick . CCC 1421

Names for this Sacrament of Healing:

Names for this Sacrament of Healing Sacrament of conversion Sacrament of Penance Sacrament of Confession Sacrament of Forgiveness Sacrament of Reconciliation

Jesus calls us to conversion – the parable of the prodigal son:

Jesus calls us to conversion – the parable of the prodigal son Conversion is first of all a work of the grace of God who makes our hearts return to him. God is a merciful father who forgives us whenever we go to him Sense of our divine filiation. The virtue of penance fosters a whole hearted conversion to God, a hatred of faults and sins committed, a desire for amendment and a hope for pardon

Only God can forgive sins and many of his miracles on earth where to show that He was God and could forgive sins. Jesus preformed miracles to show he could forgive sins:

Only God can forgive sins and many of his miracles on earth where to show that He was God and could forgive sins. Jesus preformed miracles to show he could forgive sins Mark 2:7 – The healing of the paralytic. 7 “Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming. Who but God alone can forgive sins?”

The Sacrament of Penance:

The Sacrament of Penance Christ instituted the sacrament of Penance to pardon sins committed after Baptism. It confers a sacramental grace which helps us to avoid future offenses against God and to fight effectively to reach sanctity. CCC 1446 When our Lord instituted this sacrament, he gave the apostles the power to act in his name.

Institution of the Sacrament Easter Sunday night:

Institution of the Sacrament Easter Sunday night Jesus appeared to the Apostles, greeted them with peace and said to them, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them again, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” John 20:21-23

Matthew 16 and 18:

Matthew 16 and 18 First to Peter: Mt. 16: 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Then to the disciples Mt. 18: 18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Acts of the Penitent:

Acts of the Penitent There are three acts by which the penitents show their repentance 1. Contrition 2. Confession 3. Satisfaction

Matter :

Matter Matter : Contrition/Sorrow for your sins Perfect contrition arises from love of God Imperfect contrition arises from fear or other motives You need to have the firm purpose of sinning no more

Confession of Our Sins:

Confession of Our Sins Confession is the making known of our sins to a priest. Read CCC 1456 The necessary matter for confession is all mortal sins (according to their number and kind) committed since baptism or our last confession Sufficient matter for confession is any sin, even if it has already been forgiven

Sin CCC 1849-1864:

Sin CCC 1849-1864 Sin is an offense against reason, truth and right conscience; it is a failure in genuine love for God and neighbor caused by a perverse attachment to certain goods. 1849 Mortal sin is a grave violation against God’s law and it turns man away from God 1857 Three conditions: grave matter, committed with full knowledge and deliberate intention Venial Sin – offends God but allows charity to subsist even though it is wounded. 1862

The Liturgy of the Sacrament:

The Liturgy of the Sacrament Examination of your Conscience to see what your sins and faults are. Review the 10 Commandments and the Beatitudes Contrition – sorrow for sins Confession of Sins Clear, concise, complete Absolution of your sins Satisfaction for sins. Prayers and/or acts of reparation

Form = Words of Absolution:

Form = Words of Absolution May God, the Father of mercies, who through the death and resurrection of his Son reconciled the world to himself and poured forth the Holy Spirit for the remission of sins, grant you through the ministry of the Church pardon and peace. And I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The priest is acting ‘in persona Christi” for only God/Christ can forgive sins. Sacramental seal of confession CCC 1467 .

Minister of the sacrament:

Minister of the sacrament Confession to a priest is an essential part of the sacrament of Penance Christ entrusted to his apostles the ministry of reconciliation, bishops who are their successor sand priest, the bishops collaborators continue to exercise this ministry.

Who can receive? :

Who can receive? According to the Church's command, "after having attained the age of discretion, each of the faithful is bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins at least once a year .“ Children must go to the sacrament of Penance before receiving Holy Communion for the first time. 1457 ?

Satisfaction:

Satisfaction Absolution takes away sin, but it does not remedy all the disorders sin has caused…. the sinner must still recover his full spiritual health by doing something more to make amends for the sin: he must "make satisfaction for" or "expiate" his sins. This satisfaction is also called "penance .“ Satisfaction consists in accepting the penance imposed by the priest when he absolves us of our sins and in addition it is good to do some additional voluntary penances .

Penance:

Penance The days of Penance for the universal Church are each Friday of the whole year and the season of Lent Abstinence from meat is to be observed on all Fridays. Code Canon Law 1251 Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (from the age of 14 to the age of 59)

Indulgences:

Indulgences An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints." 81 "An indulgence is partial or plenary Indulgences may be applied to the living or the dead.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation :

The Sacrament of Reconciliation Scripture Jn 20:23; Mt 16:18-19; Mt 18:15; Jas 5:14-15 Form Absolution: “God, the Father of mercies...” (CCC 1449) Matter The acts of penitent: contrition, confession, and penance Effect Forgiveness of sin: reunion with Christ and the Church; restoration of grace (CCC 1468-1470)

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Reconciliation:

Reconciliation Welcome Home: About Confession

Case Studies:

Case Studies Suppose a Catholic friend tells you that God will forgive your mortal sins even if you don't go to Confession. Is this ever true? Why should you go to Confession? What if another friend who tells you that you do not have to go if you only have venial sins? What would you say?