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 THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION

1422 "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.

I. WHAT IS THIS SACRAMENT CALLED?

1423 It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus' call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin.

It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner's personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction.

1424 It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a "confession" - acknowledgment and praise - of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.

It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest's sacramental absolution God grants the penitent "pardon and peace.

It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: "Be reconciled to God. He who lives by God's merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord's call: "Go; first be reconciled to your brother.

- Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Stand for Life, Louisiana!

Saturday,

January 23, 2021

9 – 10 PM:

48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Memorial Program on the steps of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. *Limited in-person attendance is available, but you must RSVP at www.prolifelouisiana.org/louisiana-life-march-south.

10:30 AM - Noon:

Baton Rouge Stand for Life Socially Distanced Life Chain.  Meet at Delta Abortion Facility - 756 Colonial Dr B, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

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Nine Days for Life Novena   January 21 – January 29, 2021

 

We, at St. Helena Catholic Church, are concerned with educating, directing, and sustaining all who visit. 

In particular those who draw near to the teachings and traditions of Holy Mother Church. 

We strive to achieve this by utilizing the Cardinal Virtues of Justice, Prudence, Temperance and Fortitude.

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PSR 2021   June 7th-18th