St. Michael’s Parish serves the communities of Calmar, Millet, Leduc, Nisku, Thorsby, and Warburg.
Leduc, AB T9E 2X1
Hello Beautiful People of God,
With the Fr. Mathew set to visit our schools to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance and Confession), I thought I would take this opportunity to share a bit of information with anyone who is interested.
Below is a very good video from Catholic Central that has a lot of good information about what the Sacrament of Reconciliation is.
It is important to note that nobody can be forced to go to Confession. If someone feels that they would like to, that is their choice, Fr. Mathew will not be taking attendance. Also, if time permits, and someone who is not Baptized Catholic would like to have a chat with Fr, he is happy to be there and listen.
I have also posted some links below for a few documents. One is a step-by-step handout about how to go to Confession. The other two are Examinations of Conscience (The 1st is following the 10 Commandments and is aimed at younger students, the 2nd follows the Beatitudes and is aimed at older students). If you think these will be helpful, please feel free to share them with your children. Please remember Fr. Mathew understands that students often forget and are nervous when going to Confession, he will help them out. (An Examination of Conscience is a series of reflections that help us reflect on who we are and how we have been living. Have we been the Beautiful Person God has made, or have we fallen short?
I hope this has been helpful, and if anyone has any questions, please reach out to your school or the parish office at (780) 986-3253
Jeanne McKay Rowan
Sacramental Prep and Youth Ministry Coordinator
St. Michael's Parish
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