The whole power of the sacrament of Penance consists in restoring us to God's grace and joining us with him in an intimate friendship. Reconciliation with God is thus the purpose and effect of this sacrament. For those who receive the sacrament of Penance with contrite heart and religious disposition, reconciliation is usually followed by peace and serenity of conscience with strong spiritual consolation. Indeed the sacrament of Reconciliation with God brings about a true "spiritual resurrection," restoration of the dignity and blessings of the life of the children of God, of which the most precious is friendship with God.
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Prior to celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation, one should spend some time in prayerful self-reflection and conduct an 'Examination of Conscience'. While not necessary, many find the use of a guide to be beneficial. Several guides have been made available online from the United States Conference of Bishops.
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Those wishing to prepare to celebrate their First Reconciliation should first complete a series of education and preparation classes.
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celebration of their First Reconciliation through our parish, please