Repent. Reconcile. Renew.
The sacrament of Reconciliation brings us the forgiveness of God and his Church as we recognize our need for his mercy and pardon in our lives. It is not easy for us to admit our sinfulness – and it can be very difficult for us to face squarely our own weaknesses and failings. And sometimes we even shrink back from recognizing the gifts God has given us and the good that we do in life, especially the love we share with one another.
To celebrate this Sacrament fruitfully, we need to spend some moments
looking at our lives and asking for the grace of God to see ourselves as we
Preparation is essential if this Sacrament is to be relevant to our lives.
So we should pray for a spirit of humility and for the grace to honestly
evaluate our lives – the good things we do, the love we share with others,
the gifts God has given us as well as the missed opportunities to use our
gifts, to love others, to do good.
SMU Catholic maintains a regular schedule for Reconciliation. Please check the calendar for the next available time. Fr. Arthur also is available to make special appointments. Please feel free to contact him at 214-987-0044 or email@example.com.