Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Chapter 6: How Do I Go to Confession?

 

How Do I Go to Confession?

Film Focus: This video begins with the explanation that in each person’s Baptism their sins were cleansed. However, because each one of us has sinned after our Baptism, we need the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation to bring us back into right relationship with God. This video details the steps a person must take to properly receive this sacrament.

Text Focus: Pages 191–195

Discussion Questions:

  1. Who is able to forgive sins?
  2.  How does the role of the priest connect with this sacrament?
  3. What is the goal of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation?
  4. Explain the notion of contrition to someone who does not understand it.
  5. What are the three acts of the penitent in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation?
  6. How often are Catholics advised to receive the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation? What can you do in your own life to ensure that you make frequent use of this sacrament?

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