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Guide For Celebrating Reconciliation

Guide For Celebrating Reconciliation



In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the encounter of the penitent with the mercy of God is one of the most transforming moments in the spiritual life of a Catholic. The ritual itself has changed throughout history, but the purpose of the sacrament has remained the same: to seek the forgiveness of the Lord and to renew one’s efforts to live as a faithful and loving disciple of Jesus Christ. This resource provides pastoral insights for celebrating individual confession, communal Reconciliation services, and non-sacramental penance services with attention given to liturgical ministries, liturgical environment, and evangelization. As part of the Preparing Parish Worship™ series, this book includes:

  • Theological reflections on the reconciling love of God
  • A historical overview of the development of the Rite of Penance
  • A walk-through of the Rite of Penance
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Assistance with best liturgical practices
  • Inspirational and informative quotations from Scripture and Church documents
Author:  J. Phillip Horrigan
Format:  Paperback
Pages:   160

 

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