RECONCILIATION

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.”

- Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1422

The sacrament of reconciliation is uniquely and beautifully Catholic. Christ recognized we are both physical and spiritual beings, and He endowed the Apostles with the Holy Spirit in order to hear and forgive sins in ways that satisfy both body and spirit. This authority passed from Jesus to the Apostles, to the bishops and priests of the ages, and to our priests today.

If it has been a long time since you last confessed your sins, we welcome you back to the freedom and renewal that comes from turning away from the thoughts, words, and actions that separate us from God.

CONFESSION AT RISEN CHRIST

  • God’s Gift of Forgiveness: A Pastoral Exhortation on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, USCCB

At Risen Christ, First Reconciliation is celebrated during second grade, or before the reception of the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

Please see our Sacraments page for more information, or contact Christine Fritschen at 720-531-9548 or christine@risenchristchurch.org.

Contact person for the Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Christine Fritschen

If you are seeking Penance as an adult, visit our Becoming Catholic page. We are happy to celebrate your First Reconciliation, Communion, and Confirmation.

If your child is over the second grade, please check out our Family Faith Formation page.

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As a result of Original Sin, human nature is weakened. Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ’s grace, takes away Original Sin, and turns us back toward God. The consequences of this weakness and the inclination to evil persist, and we often commit personal or actual sin.

The 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.

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