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Drive-In Holy Hour, May 3, 2020
Father Thomas S. Tully, Pastor
Father Tully outlines the basic elements of the sacrament of confession:
“I often use the analogy of a hand,” he said. “Five fingers: the first and last are hello and goodbye,” the greeting and dismissal between penitent and priest.
The second is confession when, in a room with the priest on the other side of a screen, where the penitent “names their sin to the best of their ability.”
Third is the act of reconciliation or absolution, in which the sin is declared absolved. “The priest doesn’t do the forgiving, God does the forgiving,” Tully said. “But the priest proclaims it.”
Fourth is the act of penance in which the priest will “ask the penitent to repair the damage of sin, usually a spiritual one, a prayer, but sometimes an action, to repair the damage of sin.” Often personal counseling will take place here as well.
In the end, he said, the personal relationship brings a sense of closure and formality that technology can’t match.
Confession needs to be a person-to-person act, Father Tully believes.
“Being at peace with one’s conscience is a very difficult thing,” Tully said. “I’ve been in this for 29 years. I don’t really know of a shortcut.”
Just for Fun!
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Let's have some fun and see if we can make a pretty rock garden for our church.
Take a picture of your rocks and send it to my email so I can share!
I'm painting mine now. Let's have some fun.