Resources for Individuals
Rediscovering the Sacrament of Penance
Welcome. Has it been a while since your last confession? Do you have questions about the Sacrament such as:
Its been so long, I can not remember the words…
I have committed too many sins, the priest will never forgive me...
Now that you've learned a little about the Sacrament of Penance, why not see what the Church teaches about the Eucharist?
Does the Church still teach that we have to go to Confession...
What's the Sacrament even called? Is it Penance, Reconciliation or Confession…
If you have experienced one of these thoughts you are not alone.
This website contains resources to help you rediscover the Sacrament of Penance and
answer questions about the Church and Church teachings. We invite you to
explore this site and contact your local parish.
Pastoral exhortation on the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
God's Gift of Forgiveness: A Pastoral Exhortation on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
El Regalo de Dios del Perdón: Exhortación Pastoral sobre el Sacramento de Penitencia y Reconciliación
Helpful resources for the sacrament of penance
Bulletin Insert: How-To Guide to the Sacrament
Penance: Reconciled to Right Relationship, Called to Heal and Restore I En Espanol
Confession: It Puts You Straight with Everyone
Confession: Celebration of Mercy, not Trial before Prosecution
Why Do Catholics Go to Confession?
Prayer in the Life of the Church
- The Creed
- Mary and the Saints
- What is Catholic Social Teaching
- What is RCIA?
- Mercy and Reconciliation
Learn more about the Creed, the Sacraments and Church Teaching through the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults videos.