Let God love you in the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Lent is a wonderful time to experience the healing, freedom and peace that God offers through the sacrament of reconciliation. But if it’s been a while since you’ve been to confession (or even if it hasn’t), you may be nervous about going back. Here are some points to help.

Surprised by the Sacrament

When Ron and Kayren Ohnhaus began the process of becoming Catholic through the RCIA program at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Bremerton, neither of them much liked the idea of the sacrament of reconciliation where a person confesses his or her sins directly to a priest. Here's how they learned to look forward to the sacrament.

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Lent 2014

Inspiration for your Lenten journey this year

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Why should I have to confess my sins to a priest?

In confession, we are reconciled not just with God, but also with the whole community

By Father Cal Christiansen

Q: In Acts 3:19, Peter says, “Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away.” If my sins are forgiven directly by God, why does the church teach that I have to go to confession and confess my sins to a priest?

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