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Advent Penance Service – Homily

Advent Penance Service 2018Colossians 1:12-13Psalm 51Luke 15:1-7December 15, 2018 We are here today to celebrate a Sacrament.  We begin with this Penance Service as a way to pray together before we celebrate the Sacrament individually.  Some call this sacrament Confession. Others call it Penance.  I like the name Sacrament of Reconciliation for that is its […]

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Today we have our Advent Penance Service that includes First Penance for some of our children.  Below I share my homily with you to encourage you to think about what the Sacrament of Reconciliation means.  You will find a link to further resources at the end. Colossians 1:12-13 Psalm 51 (sung) Luke 15:1-7 December 10, […]

The Forgotten Sacrament

I have been teaching our RCIA Catechumens and Candidates about the Sacraments.  There are seven sacraments that we can separate into three categories.  Under the category of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  Marriage and Holy Orders are categorized as Sacraments of Service.  Lastly, Reconciliation and Anointing are Sacraments of Healing.  We seek the Anointing […]

Penance

What comes to mind when you hear the word penance?  We often think of penance as the “punishment” we receive when we go to Confession.  That would be true but that definition of penance needs to go a little deeper.  The purpose of penance is not simply punishment.  To understand this, let’s look at the […]