Confession

confession-88The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism.

Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.

Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’(John 20:21-23)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the least understood, and least utilized, sacraments in the Catholic Church. In reconciling us to God, it is a great source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of it often, even if they are not aware of having committed a mortal sin.  It is also known as the Sacrament of Penance and Confession.

"I forgive you of all of your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit"  -- (the "Words of Absolution")

 The Sacrament of Reconciliation is administered on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

confession-88The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism.

Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.

Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’(John 20:21-23)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the least understood, and least utilized, sacraments in the Catholic Church. In reconciling us to God, it is a great source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of it often, even if they are not aware of having committed a mortal sin.  It is also known as the Sacrament of Penance and Confession.

"I forgive you of all of your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit"  -- (the "Words of Absolution")

 The Sacrament of Reconciliation is administered on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Guide to Examination of Concience

PREPARATION FOR THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

A.  "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND". Matthew 22, 37.

  1. Have I really loved God?
  2. How much time do I devote to God in my daily life?
  3. Do I talk to Him, lifting my heart-in prayer?
  4. Do I believe in God - listen to His word in the Scriptures and the teachings of the Church?
  5. Have I tried to increase my faith - placing myself in contact with His Divine word?
  6. Do I hope in God - even in the midst of difficulties?
  7. Do I adore God by assisting at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation?
  8. Have I worked unnecessarily on Sundays, the Lord's Day?
  9. Have I taken the name of God in vain?
  10. Have I fulfilled my promises?
  11. Have I used irreverent words against God, the Saints, the Church or its Ministers (Pope, Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Sisters)?
  12. Have I practiced superstitious rites, consulted Palm Readers Spiritualists or be involved in Santeria?
  13. Do I contribute to the support of the Church according to my income?
  14. Have I observed Penance and Fasting on the prescribed days?
 

B.   "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF".  Matthew 22, 39.

  1. Do I live my life really trying to love my neighbor?
  2. Do Ideal with my neighbor as I would like others to deal with me?
  3. Have I obeyed my parents, respected them and taken care of them?
  4. Do I respect my superiors at work with the proper humility?
  5. Have I fulfilled my duties as father, mother, manager, student, etc.?
  6. Have I insulted others by my words?
  7. Do I hate anyone?
  8. Have I given bad example?
  9. Have I cursed others or wished they were dead?
  10. Have I fought with or insulted others?
  11. Do I have control of my temper?
  12. Do I abuse alcohol or drugs, or have I given them to others?
  13. Have I considered suicide or taken another's life - participated in an abortion?
  14. Do I enjoy dishonest or impure conversations, thoughts, and desires?
  15. Have I gone to see X rated movies? Have I watched pornography in the internet or any other way?
  16. Have I committed any sexual actions with myself or with others outside the Sacrament of marriage? Have I used contraceptives to avoid pregnancy?  Do I accept the  approach to birth control called sterilization?
  17. Have I stolen anyone's property, money, jewelry, etc.?
  18. Have I paid my bills?
  19. Have I helped the poor according to my financial means?
  20. Have I lied, gossiped, or destroyed the reputation of others?
  21. Have I revealed secrets confided to me?
  22. Do I make judgments toward others without good cause?
  23. Am l envious? - Am I lazy or neglectful of my responsibilities?

 

ACTS OF CONTRITION

      • O my God,I am heartily sorry for having offended You,and I detest all my sins because of Your just punishments,but most of all because they offend You,my God, sinceYou are all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmlyresolve, with the help of Yourgrace, to sin no more and toavoid the near occasions of sin.
      • I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through .m fault in my thoughts and in my words , in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do, and I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters to pray for me to the Lord our God. Amen

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Exámen de Conciencia Para Conocer Mis Pecados

GUIA PARA UNA BUENA CONFESION:

A: "AMARAS AL SENOR, TU DIOS, CON TODO TU CORAZON Y CON TODA TU ALMA Y CON TODA TU MENTE".  Mateo 22, 37.

  1. ¿He vivido como si de verdad amara a Dios?
  2. ¿Cuánto tiempo paso con Dios en mi vida?
  3. ¿He hablado con El elevando mi corazón en la oración?
  4. ¿He creído en Dios escuchando su Palabra que está en la Biblia y me enseña la Iglesia?
  5. ¿He tratado de aumentar la fé poniéndome en contacto con la Divina Palabra?
  6. ¿He confiado en Dios en las dificultades?
  7. ¿He adorado a Dios asistiendo a la Misa cada domingo?
  8. ¿He trabajado el domingo, día del Señor, sin necesidad?
  9. ¿He jurado por el nombre de Dios en vano?
  10. ¿He cumplido mis promesas?
  11. ¿He pronunciado palabras irreverentes contra Dios, sus santos, su Iglesia o sus Ministros?
  12. ¿He practicado supersticiones consultando adivinas, santeros o espiritistas?
  13. ¿He contribuido según mis posibilidades a mantener económicamente a la Iglesia?
  14. ¿He hecho penitencia especialmente los días señalados por la Iglesia?

B:  "AMARAS A TU PROJIMO COMO A TI MISMO".   Mateo 22, 39.

  1. ¿He vivido como si en realidad amara al prójimo?
  2. ¿Trato al prójimo como a un hermano y como quisiera que él me tratara a mí?
  3. ¿He respetado, obedecido y cuidado a mis padres?
  4. ¿He respetado a los superiores con la humildad debida?
  5. ¿He cumplido mis deberes como superior, padre, madre, estudiante, etc.?
  6. ¿He hecho daño con palabras u obras contra otros?
  7. ¿Tengo odio o rancor a alguien?
  8. ¿He dado mal ejemplo?
  9. ¿He maldecido o deseado mal?
  10. ¿He peleado, molestado, despreciado o insultado a otros?
  11. ¿Soy de mal carácter o intolerante?
  12. ¿He abusado de la bebida o de drogas o se las he proporcionado a otros?
  13. ¿He intentado matarme o matar a otros aunque estén por nacer? ¿He participado en algún aborto?
  14. ¿He consentido en pensamientos, deseos o conversaciones deshonestas?
  15. ¿He visto o participado en espectáculos deshonestos en TV, cable, internet, etc.?
  16. ¿He hecho alguna acción impura o deshonesta?
    ¿He robado? - ¿He pagado mis deudas?
    • ¿Solo o con otra persona y que clase de persona(s)?  ,
    • ¿fuera del Sacramento del matrimonio?
    • ¿He mirado pornografía en el internet o de cualquier otra forma?
    • ¿He usado anticonceptivos como medio para evitar un embarazo?
    • ¿Creo en el concepto de la estirilización para nunca más tener un embarazo?
  17. ¿He ayudado a los pobres según mis posibilidades?
  18. ¿He mentido? ¿He hablado mal de otros?
  19. ¿He revelado secretos?
  20. ¿He juzgado mal sin suficiente fundamento?
  21. ¿He sido envidioso?   -   ¿He sido perezoso? 

 

ACTO DE CONTRICCION

Jesús, mi Señor y Redentor, yo me arrepiento de todos los pecados que he cometido hasta hoy, y me pesa de todo corazón porque con ellos ofendí a un Dios tan bueno. Propongo firmemente no volver e pecar y confío en que, por tu infinita misericordia, me perdonarás todas mis culpas y me llevaras a la vida eterna.    Amén.
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