“When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgive; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” — John 20:20-23
Today is the day we’ve been anticipating: Reconciliation Monday. If you are still wavering on the importance of confessing your sins to a priest, today’s quote from Scripture is a reminder that the directive to forgive sins was given to the Apostles directly from Jesus himself. He wished them peace, and participating in the sacrament can give us peace as well.
To help the faithful observe Lent in the Diocese of Wilmington, this year’s annual Lenten Journey will focus on the theme of Reconciliation, in anticipation of Reconciliation Monday, April 11.
Prepare for Reconciliation Monday by reading The Dialog story here: ‘Reconciliation Monday’ April 11 helps all in Diocese of Wilmington prepare for Easter
For more information on Reconciliation Monday from the diocesan website, click here:
For resources on how to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Basic explanation of the Sacrament:
Resources about the sacrament:
A step-by-step guide to Reconciliation: