“In the Sacrament of Penance the faithful obtain from God’s mercy pardon for having offended him and at the same time reconciliation with the Church, which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, example, and prayer seeks their conversion.” (Rite of Penance, #4)

Parish leaders will find resources below for encouraging the faithful to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance.


Resources for encouraging the sacrament of penance

God’s Gift of Forgiveness: a pastoral exhortation of the U.S. Bishops, a one page color print-friendly insert for bulletins/newsletters and “How to Go to Confession”: a print-friendly guide to celebrating the sacrament.

Gods Gift of Forgiveness

El Regalo de Dios

Sample Intentions for the Universal Prayer

Sample Intentions for the Universal Prayer (English)

Oracion de los Fieles

Bishop Robert Barron on the Sacrament of Penance

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