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Penance (Reconciliation)

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

From Sacred Scripture:  John 20:19-23


On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."  When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.  Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.  Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, even so I send you."  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition

From the Rite of Penance

The Father has shown forth his mercy by reconciling the world to himself in Christ and by making peace for all things on earth and in heaven by the blood of Christ on the cross.  The Son of God made man lived among men in order to free them from the slavery of sin and to call them out of darkness into his wonderful light.  He therefore began his work on earth by preaching repentance and saying:  "Turn away from sin and believe the good news" (Mark 1:15).  This invitation to repentance, which had often been sounded by the prophets, prepared the hearts of men for the coming of the Kingdom of God through the voice of John the Baptist who came "preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins" (Mark 1:4).

General Introduction, Christian Initiation, Section 1, The Rites of the Catholic Church as Revised by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

Penance (Reconciliation) at Saint Luke Catholic Church

Penance is offered from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday in the confessional located in the gathering space or by appointment.  

Contact the Parish Office by calling (203) 227-7245.

Bishop Robert Barron

Founder of Word on Fire

Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

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