Many of you may have seen my presentation recorded in January on the story of my faith journey. One small part in that presentation was a mention of the first time I went to the Sacrament of Reconciliation after my return to church. From that there were a couple of questions about how we confess our sins.
After that our Evangelization Team sought ways to move forward from that presentation. As part of that, we set about recording a video on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We are also trying a different approach this time. In January, there was a live audience and the recording was secondary. This time, there was no live audience. The first part was recorded with me standing outside the Confessional while the second part is mainly recorded from within the Confessional to talk about how we celebrate this wonderful gift.
With the help of the team, I also created three handouts on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. One on why I see this sacrament as a gift, the second is an Examination of Conscience, and the third outlines how we celebrate this sacrament. The video and all of the handouts are now available on my website at http://renewaloffaith.org/ls/reconciliation.htm.
Since this is a new endeavor with no live audience, please let us know what you think. There are “live” presentations coming up (Monday, February 25th, Talking to God: A Conversation About Prayer and Monday, March 18th, Talking About God: Sharing Our Faith at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall) but this video is a new endeavor and your feedback would be appreciated.
P.S. Don’t forget about our Diocesan Day of Penance on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 during Holy Week when all parishes will be offering individual confessions from 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.