The Sacrament of Confession

Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis

“I absolve you of your sins.” Find a Confession time near you.

The Sacrament of Confession

What is Confession?

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1422).

What are some of the benefits of going to Confession?

Confession helps us know thyself, overcome vice, become more saintly, makes our will stronger, and brings us peace.

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Pope Francis going to Confession.
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If you haven’t been to Confession in a while, the Catholic Church wants to welcome you back, and invite you to participate in this beautiful sacrament of healing. Take a step in faith. You’ll be surprised about how free you feel after taking part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. So many Catholics describe incredible feelings of peace, joy, relief, and love that they never expected. Jesus is calling you to experience His mercy in this way too. (Catholics Come Home)

How do I make a good confession?

So you’ve decided you want to go to Confession. But how exactly do you make a good Confession?The basic requirement for a good confession is to have the intention of returning to God with your whole heart, like the “prodigal son,” and to acknowledge your sins with true sorrow before the priest.

Modern society has lost a sense of sin. As Catholic followers of Christ, we must make an effort to recognize sin in our daily actions, words and omissions.

The Gospels show us the importance of the forgiveness of our sins. The lives of the saints prove that a person who grows in holiness has a stronger sense of sin, sorrow for sins and a need for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. No wonder the saints are filled with joy! They have realized the key to handing over their burdens to Christ through the Sacrament of Confession, so they can be free to serve Him with love and energy.

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Confession in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00PM
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

Saturdays 3:00-4:40PM
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
520 West Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

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