Sacrament of Penance

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Sacrament of Penance

1) One of the number of reasons why this Sacrament is significant for Catholics today is the ways in which believers take importance of their spiritual lives through prayering for forgiveness and healing for others or themselves. 2) Every good work that we as Catholics perform and with the intention of doing it is out of love for God. 3) The Catholic church believe the Sacrament of Penance is something that Jesus gave to them, expecting his people to use in their past-future. So that they can be closer to him to help them grow closer in our relationship with God by remembering to turn to Him before we speak and act. It is a time to pray for His gifts of love, wisdom and forgiveness in our daily lives. 4) It allows us to grace in this life and an increase of glory in heaven. 5) Even the simplest actions such as kind words spoken, thoughtful deeds performed and ll ohave this effect, not to mention prayers said, Masses offered, sacraments received.

What is the SIGNIFICANCE of the celebration of the Sacraments of Penance/Reconciliation in the lives of believers (Catholics)?

What is the meaning and purpose of the Sacrament of Penance?

SACRAMENT of PENANCE

The sacraments of Penance comprises four parts/elements:

Confession: Openly confessing their sins and having a reflection of their lives to open up their hearts to the Church of God.

Contrition: Penitents (person showing sorrow for the wrong they have done) must be aware of the sins they have committed, but must be truly sorry to be forgiven.

Act of Penance Penance is a remedy for sin, helping us to amend our past from the harm our sins had caused, overcome our faults and puts us on the road to a new life.

Absolution:Portraying the community of the Church, the priest stands in the place of Christ who absolves sinners from their guilt/punishment and repairs relationship between the penitent and God’s family/church.

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The basic requirement for a good confession is to have the intention of returning to God like the "prodigal son" and to acknowledge our sins with true sorrow before the priest. What most people call CONFESSION, the CHURCH usually calls RECONCILIATION and it's about REPAIRING a DAMAGED RELATIONSHIP, with their CLOSEST FRIEND, JESUS. You might already know that nobody is perfect. All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God (Rom 3:23)

If you are "contrite," you are genuinely sorry for something bad you have done. In the Catholic Church, contrition has a similar meaning. It is an important concept for Catholics, especially when seeking absolution, which is forgiveness, for sins.

In the Sacrament of Penance the specific authority (right, ability or role) of the priest' and bishops' to forgive people from sins is found in Jesus' words, spoken to the Apostles (believers or disciples) after his Resurrection: "If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained" (John 20:23).

Prayer (intimate expression of our love for God), fasting (experience of what others don't have) and almsgiving (giving up time to help those in need)are the three basic and fundamental forms of penance. These three forms of penance are still excellent for creating the harmony between the relationships we have with God, ourselves and others. God has begun a relationship with us all in a unique way, each one of us has a different way to express our relationship with him.

Fundamentally, the Sacrament of Penance also know as the Sacrament of Reconciliation is repairing (renewing, resotring and strengthening) the separation we made through the damage of sin by reconciling with God, his church and with the people we have hurt around us. From my understanding, the Sacrament of Penance is about coming back to Jesus for forgiveness and having the sense of peace knowing that all our sins are forgiven and the weight from our sins has been lifted off of our hearts and minds. One of the main purposes of the sacrament is to call all believers to change back into the ways of Jesus and to recieve again the grace we had lost.

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A scripture passage which connects the Sacrament of Penance to God’s care and compassion is Luke 15:11-32 (Parable: Prodigal Son). The main character in the parable, the forgiving father is the picture of God showing his loving attitude. The father running to his son, greeting him with a kiss and ordering the celebration is a picture of how our heavenly Father feels towards sinners who repent. God greatly loves us and patiently waits for us to repent so he can show us His great mercy.

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SAVIOUR

FAITHFUL

EMMANUEL

COMPASSIONATE

GRACIOUS

CARING

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FORGIVING

HELPFUL

ALMIGHTY

LOVING

What are the three different RITES of RECONCILIATION?


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