Penance is a sacrament of healing and a sign of God’s mercy and love. Penance welcomes us back to a close relationship with God and the community.
The steps in the Rite of Reconciliation are:
1). Examination of Conscience
2). Confessing your sins to a priest
3). Praying an Act of Contrition
4). Accepting a penance
5). Receiving absolution
6). Praying your penance