Office of Worship

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The promotion of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is an important theme of this Year of Mercy. It is also one of Bishop LeVoir's "Priestly Priorities" in the Fourth Plan for Parishes. Posted here are some resources to help you think about how your parish can promote the sacrament of reconciliation as a sacrament of healing and a gift of God's merciful love.

Confession is the sacrament
of the tenderness of God,
his way of embracing us.
— Pope Francis

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Father of Mercy Campaign:

The Diocese of New Ulm began the "Father of Mercy" initiative as a way to promote the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Year of Mercy. Posters, billboards, and other resources point to fatherofmercy.org, which offers confession times throughout the Diocese and a guide to confession. It is especially geared toward those who have been away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Resources are available online by going to fatherofmercy.org.

Videos and Other Resources:

15 Excuses Not to Go to Confession (Answered) - Blog Post

15 Excuses Not to Go to Confession (Answered) - Blog Post

“Don’t be afraid of confession. When someone is in line for confession he feels all these things - even shame - but then, when he finishes confessing, he leaves (feeling) free, great, beautiful, forgiven, clean, happy... The sacrament of reconciliation is a sacrament of healing. When I go to confession, it’s for healing: healing the soul, healing the heart because of something that I did to make it unwell.”
— Pope Francis