“Jesus receives us with all of our limitations, he brings us the mercy of the Father who forgives us, and transforms our heart, rendering it a new heart, capable of loving him, who loved his own to the end (cf. John 13:1). And this love is manifested in his mercy. Jesus always forgives us.”Pope Francis
Confession and Easter Duties:
In these emergency circumstances, and for as long as they last, the obligation to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation and receive Holy Communion, especially at Easter is removed. Catholics are also dispensed from Easter duties for the year 2020. You are however, encouraged to make a Perfect Act of Contrition at this time. Perfect contrition is a true and real sorrow for our sins which is created when we realise the immense love of God for each one of us. We express this contrition when we realise how we offend God by our sinful words, deeds and omissions in contrast to the immeasurable love and mercy that he continually shows us.
An Act of Contrition:
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Saviour Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Normal Saturdays: 5.15 – 5.45 pm at Our Lady of Peace. Guidance and help will be offered for those who would like to receive this Sacrament but feel worried or unsure about how to receive it. All are most welcome.