ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God, I am very sorry for all my sins,
because they offend you who are so good,
and with your help, I will not sin again.
ACT OF SORROW
O my God, I thank you for loving me, I am sorry for all my sins,
for not loving others and not loving You.
Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Taking part in the sacrament of penance has been commonly known as “going to confession”. Here are some ideas on how you might confess.
Examine and then reflect on your conscience
When you meet the priest make the sign of the cross and say "Bless me Father for I have sinned"
If you wish, tell him when you last made your confession
Be honest and clear in your confession - the Priest is not there to judge but to bring you the healing of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
He will suggest something for you to do or say as an act of confession
You then pray the Act of Sorrow / Contrition and the Priest gives you absolution
It has never been an easy sacrament to participate in because it involves opening your heart to a priest, who is there in the place of Christ.
In the last number of years this sacrament has developed to allow for individual confession and forgiveness in a group context. This is always a reflective and moving service and is easier to participate in.
The times for Reconciliation in St. Cronan's Church are:
Saturdays 10.30am - 11:30 Mass and 6:00pm - 6.20pm
Eve of Holydays
After Mass 10am Mass on the Thursday before the First Friday
By Appointment with a Priest