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Sunday, 25 July 2021 08:34

Confession: A sacrament that is exactly what you need

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Bless me Father, for I have sinned, it has been … . How long has it been since your last confession? For most Catholics, their frequency to this sacrament is anything but frequent. Some go often, some go every year, while some have not been in decades. Are you one of them? Do you think, “What is the point? Why can’t I just confess my sins directly to God?” Are you fearful of going? Are you afraid you do not know what to do? Do you just need some inspiration?

In the following pages, priests of our diocese will explain the why, how, and where to go to confession. They will offer you words of encouragement and inspiration to lift you up so you can take advantage of this incredible treasure our Catholic faith offers, a treasure of forgiveness from God.

God loves you beyond our understanding. He stands ready to forgive — no matter how long it has been since your last confession and no matter how bad your sins are. Pouring out the dregs of your soul, even just stepping into the confessional, can be an intimidating and scary experience, but remember what lies on the other side: complete forgiveness, healing, a fresh start of renewal, and your relationship with God restored.