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Preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

@Pontifex: "Confessing our sins may be difficult for us, but it brings us peace. We are sinners, and we need God’s forgiveness." #PopeTweet


Why should I go to confession? Can't I just pray to God and tell him I am sorry?'s fantastic introduction to the Sacraments series: Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest? Can't we just pray to God for forgiveness? If I sin but no one is affected then can I say, "no harm, no foul?"

These questions and more are answered in this edition of "Sacraments 101," a web video series geared for those who'd like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the healing sacraments, and celebrates the loving embrace of God when we turn toward him and away form our sins.


Confession 101: What it is and how it's done

Busted Halo® looks at the preliminary steps you need to know before going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


Confession 101: The Four Steps

Busted Halo® walks us through the four steps of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Lent Residence Hall Confessions

Monday, March 23 @ 8:00pm
Regan, Ryan, Walton

Tuesday, March 24 @ 8:00pm
Caldwell/Seton, Gibbons, Millennium North & South, Opus

Wednesday, March 25 @ 8:00pm
Camalier, Engelhard, Magner, McDonald, Quinn, Unanue

Thursday, March 26 @ 8:00pm
Flather, Reardon





Download an awesome Examination of Conscience to help you prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation