Sacrament of Reconciliation
Jesus always welcomed the sinner. The parable of the prodigal
son illustrates the joy with which the father receives his
repentant son. When the relationship with the father is restored,
joy and peace enter in.
"Who among us has not tasted the peace that comes from living in
communion with God and our brothers and sisters? There is a longing
in the human heart for joy, peace and the serenity of communion.
There is a corresponding ache in the human heart when that
communion is lacking" (Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Jesus
Christ, the Divine Physician, 11).
A personal encounter with Jesus in Confession restores baptismal
grace and reconciles the penitent with the Church. The sacrament
results in bringing peace and serenity to the individual and a
revitalization of the community.
View Dr. Ray Guarendi's video on confession.