The Sacrament of Reconciliation


The Order of Penance was revised in February 2023.  The handouts below reflect the changes.  The above videos were recorded several years before the changes.  Please note that the only difference in the revised order is the wording of some of the prayers.  So, the content of the videos is still current.  The priest will use the updated Prayer of Absolution.  If you have an Act of Contrition memorized, you may still use it as the new prayers provide multiple options and say "in these or similar words."

Fr. Jeff offers a reflection on the revisions in his blog article, "Maybe You Heard (or Maybe Not)".

The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Part I: The Gift of the Sacrament

Resource Material

  • "The Gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation"  (Revised 2023) (booklet 8 1/2 x 14) (plain 8 1/2 x 11)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Part II: Celebrating the Sacrament

Resource Material

  • "Examining Your Conscience" (Revised 2023) (booklet 8 1/2 x 14) (plain  8 1/2 x 11)
  • "How to Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation" (Revised 2023) (booklet 8 1/2 x 14) (plain 8 1/2 x 11)

For Further Learning

Revised 6/3/2023