It is Jesus himself who wanted to confer to His priests His own power to remove the stains of various sins we often commit toward God and toward our neighbours. Yes, Baptism does remove the Original Sin and makes us a child of God, thanks to the death and Resurrection of Jesus-Christ. But unfortunately, we fall into sin again and again in our life. We do not take one shower only in our lifetime! We offend God in many ways and we need to have our soul cleansed regularly in the blood of Christ through the sacrament of Reconciliation to truly live in communion with God; then we can approach the Holy Eucharist with a purified heart.
At St Teresa’s Parish, a priest is available to hear confession every day at 11:30am before the noon Mass, after Mass, and by appointment. Simply call one of the priests at the priory (03 3432527).
Note: The painting image very well illustrates the truth of what is taking place in the Sacrament and who truly forgives sins, Jesus, through his sacrifice on the cross.
“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders [presbyters] of the Church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”
(Letter of James 5:14-15)