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The Sacrament of Penance strengthens or relationship with ____________ and _____________.
God/Church and others
What is one way we prepare for the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance?
We examine our conscience
What is our conscience?
our ability to know the difference between good and evil, right and wrong
How does our conscience help us?
Helps us to make good decisions and to judge our decisions and actions
Helps us to know what sins need to be confessed
What is confession?
telling our sins to the priest and taking responsibility for our actions
What is Act of Contrition?
a PRAYER that allows us to express our sorrow and promise to try not to sin again, leads to conversion and turning back to God
What is penance?
An action that shows we are sorry for our sins in the form of a prayer or completion of a work of mercy or act of service - how we make right for harm we've caused
What is absolution?
when our sins are absolved or forgiven in the name of Christ and the Church and through the power of the Holy Spirit
How often should we examine our conscience?
Does examining your conscience help you to make future choices better?
What are some other names for the Sacrament of Penance?
Sacrament of Conversion, Reconciliation, Confession, Forgiveness
What are the 4 major parts of the Sacrament of Penance?
In the Sacrament of Penance, we are strengthened to live in God's love and we continue to live as faithful followers of Christ.
TRUE OR FALSE
What are the 2 usual ways the Church celebrates the Sacrament of Penance?
- 1) An individual can meet alone with a priest for confession and absolution
- 2) A group of people can meet together with one or more priests for confession and absolution
In the Sacrament of Penance, the Church celebrates God's _____________.
What is the Rite called when several people meet together with one or more priests for the Sacrament of Penance?
Rite for Reconciliation of Several Penitents
What are ways we can turn our minds and hearts to God?
By God's gift of grace and the community of the Church, we can turn to God and open our hearts to him in the following ways:
- 1) Examine our conscience
- 2) Follow Jesus' example
- 3) Trust in God when we have struggles
- 4) Praying daily
- 5) Caring for others
What do we do when we examine our conscience?
We determine whether the choices we made showed love for God, ourselves, and others. We think about whether we are living as disciples of Christ. We are determining if we've sinned.
In the Sacrament of Penance, we trust in God's _____________.
In the Sacrament of Penance, we express our _________ for his love and forgiveness.
This prayer is an example of what:
Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner
Act of Contrition
Can anyone other than a priest hear our confession and forgive our sins?
NO - only a priest has received the Sacrament of Holy Orders and can forgive your sins in the name of Christ, the Church, and through the Holy Spirit
Can a priest tell other people your confessions?
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! He is bound to the secrecy of the sacrament
What is Seal of Confession?
That is the secrecy of the sacrament of Penance - it means a priest can not tell others about what people confess to him
What is the Rite called when an individual meets with a priest for confession?
Rite for Reconciliation of Individual Penitents
What are 2 ways a person can have confession with a priest?
Face to face or behind a screen
Do most parishes have a regular schedule for Sacrament of Penance? Are we called to participate in the sacrament often?
Yes and Yes
Does celebrating the Sacrament of Penance give us peace and comfort? Why or why not?
Yes, because we are reconciled with God and the Church again
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