Roman Catholic Parishes of:

OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS, MINGARRY

ST. MARY'S, ARISAIG

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL AID AND ST. CUMIN'S, MORAR

ARISAIG MINGARRY MORAR
 St. Mary's, ArisaigSt. Agnes, GlenuigOur Lady of Perpetual Succor and St. Cumin's, MorarSt. Patrick's, MallaigOur Lady of the Angels, Mingarry
Sunday Mass10am2pm (every 1st and 3rd Sunday)Vigil-Mass 6pm11.30am2pm (except 1st and 3rd Sunday)
Holy Days of Obligation10.15amno Massno MassVigil-Mass day before 7pm12noon
Weekday MassWednesday, Saturday: 10.15amno Mass unless announced otherwiseMonday, Friday: 10.15amTuesday 5pm; Thursday 10.15amno Mass unless announced otherwise
Houseboundevery 1st Thursdayevery 4th Sunday or following Mondayevery 2nd Thursdayevery 3rd Thursdayevery 4th Sunday or following Monday
May DevotionsLitany of Loreto during Exposition
June DevotionsLitany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus during Exposition
October DevotionsRosary before weekday Mass
Stations of the Crossevery Thursday 7pmbefore Mass on Sundayevery second week between Morar and Mallaig: Tuesday or Friday before Massbefore Mass on Sunday
Exposition of the Blessed SacramentMorar, Friday 10.30am - 11am
Confessionsevery 1st Saturday: 10.30ambefore Mass on Sundayevery 2nd, 4th, 5th Saturday: 5pmevery 3rd Saturday: 5pmbefore Mass on Sunday

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Many Catholics treasure the sacrament of Reconciliation.

The peace of mind and soul which this sacrament imparts to us is one for which there is no substitute. It is a peace that flows from a certainty, rather than from an unsure hope, that our sins have been forgiven and that we are right with God.

Although many converts to the Catholic Church initially fear it, they quickly come to love the sacrament of Reconciliation once they get over their nameless fears—fears which come from a misconception of what the sacrament really is.

The sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as Penance and Confession, among other names.

Although often called Reconciliation in common usage, the term “penance” best describes the essential interior disposition required for this sacrament.

In fact, there is a virtue of penance. This is a supernatural virtue by which we are moved to detest our sins from a motive made known by faith, and with an accompanying purpose of offending God no more and of making satisfaction for our sins. In this sense the word “penance” is synonymous with “penitence” or “repentance.”

Before the time of Christ the virtue of penance was the only means by which people’s sins could be forgiven. Even today, for those outside the Church in good faith, not possessing the sacrament of Penance, it is the only means for forgiveness of sins.

The sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament in which the priest, as the agent of God, forgives sins committed after Baptism, when the sinner is heartily sorry for them, sincerely confesses them, and is willing to make satisfaction for them.

By his death on the Cross, Jesus Christ redeemed man from sin and from the consequences of his sin, especially from the eternal death that is sin’s due.

So it is not surprising that on the very day he rose from the dead, Jesus instituted the sacrament by which men’s sins could be forgiven.

This article contains material adapted and abridged from Father Leo Trese's classic book, The Faith Explained. That work is Nihil Obstat: Louis J. Putz, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame. Imprimatur: Leo A. Pursley, D.D., Bishop of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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