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Forgiving & Reconciling

It is a gift to be able to get in touch with your inner self. Receiving and accepting the reconciling love of God is divine. Confession can be heard in the church on Saturdays from 16:45 -17:15 or by appointment.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation calls us, as free and responsible individuals to reconnect not only with our selves, but with each other, with God and all of creation. It invites us to stand before God in a relationship that is without guilt and shame.

The Lord God called out to Adam and said, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:7-15). In this tender question of God to Adam, we find a piece of the original relationship between man and God as found in paradise. It is a relationship based on trust, devotion and unconditional love and we all have a part of it. Adam distanced himself from God’s divine instructions. As a result, he became a prisoner of his own fearfulness and he lost all trust in is creator. He said, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” In what follows, we see that God does not give up on his beloved creation. God goes on to reveal himself in the innocent child in the manger and in the man suffering and dying on the cross. He takes everything upon himself so that he can fully share in our human existence.

God invites us to open ourselves up to him, to cast aside our own fear and receive his forgiving and healing nature of his love. This is what we can experience in the Sacrament of Reconciliation! We can receive this gift of God’s saving grace in confession. The Good Shepherd looks forward to every experience of forgiveness, healing and reconciliation.