“The Light is On for You”


One of the resolutions of the 2012 Synod of Bishops was a proposition concerning the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The resolution (in part) states the following:

“The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the privileged place to receive God’s mercy and forgiveness. It is the place for both personal and communal healing. In this sacrament, all the baptized have a new and personal encounter with Jesus Christ, as well as a new encounter with the Church, facilitating a full reconciliation through the forgiveness of sins. Here the penitent encounters Jesus, and at the same time he or she experiences a deeper appreciation of himself or herself. The Synod Fathers ask that this sacrament be put again at the center of the pastoral activity of the Church.”

We are recommending that parishes take part in an initiative called “The Light is On for You” which promotes ways of re-introducing this sacrament to the faithful. We invite you to follow the link to www.thelightisonforyou.org to see what resources are available to assist in this evangelization opportunity.


Confession: Penitential Practices in the History of the Church

Walking Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sin and Conversion






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