WE CELEBRATECHRIST’S FORGIVENESS THROUGH THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATON
God Forgives and Heals• Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the faithful obtain pardon for their sins, while they are at the same time reconciled with the Church they wounded by their sins. It also works for their conversion by charity, example, and prayer.
Other Names• Sacrament of Conversion- it signifies Jesus’ call for sinners to go back to God.Metanoia- change of heart
• Confession- we disclose or confess our sins to the priest, the representative of ChristConfessing or acknowledging our sins before God is required before we even ask Him for forgiveness.
• Penance- shown when we sincerely acknowledge our sins and we are sorry for them.- manifested in our desire not to go back to the sinful life we used to lead
• Sacrament of God’s Loving ForgivenessIn the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we obtain forgiveness from God when we confess our sins, express sincere sorrow for them and resolve not to repeat them.
Asking For and Receiving God’s ForgivenessThree Essential Parts of the Sacrament of Reconciliation1. Contrition- sincere sorrow or regret for the sins we have committed accompanied by a strong resolution not to sin again.Examining our conscience- reaching and searching deep in our souls in order to recall our sins.
Asking For and Receiving God’s Forgiveness2. Confession- the disclosure or telling of our sins to the priest Act of contrition- made after confession, which is an outward prayer in front of the priest that expresses our internal sorrow for our sins. Counsel Penance Absolution- erases our guilt and the punishment due our sins.
Asking For and Receiving God’s Forgiveness3. Satisfaction- act of making reparations for the damages caused by our sins.- also called penance. prayers, acts of charity, an offering, sacrifices, and acceptance of the challenges that come our way as followers of Christ
Assignment:• Take down notes on the life of St. Norbert (notebook) (to be submitted after the Sports Fest).• Write a copy of the Act of Contrition on your notebook and memorize it (to be recited after the Sports Fest).• Answer Pages 197- 199, Letters A and B on your Homework filler (to be submitted after the Sports Fest).
Rubric for the Song Composition and Presentation
Absolution“ May God give you pardon and peace and I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”God- the source of forgivenessPriest- acts as God’s instrument of forgiveness