Plunged into the waters of Baptism and drawn out into new life, we are made sons and daughters of the Most High. God’s grace fills us, restores us, and makes part of something much larger than what we see. We are given life in abundance so that we can become fully alive in the Blessed Trinity. What are we to do if we fall from grace after Baptism?
Knowing our weakness, Jesus handed on to his Apostles the power to forgive sins in his name. After his Resurrection, in the Upper Room,
he breathed upon them and offered them his peace. He charged them with the responsibility to bring his mercy and forgiveness, healing and
peace to all those in sincere repentance. Thus, Christ established for us a way to restore what is lost through sin – the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The healing power of God’s Divine Mercy through sacramental confession is available throughout the Diocese of Pueblo. Click on the deanery name below to see a schedule of reconciliation times in that area.
Below is an examination of conscience based upon the capital sins.
• I have gone it alone, kept God at arm’s length, preferred to have it my way and said no to God’s providence.
• I have eaten too much, too often and have fussed about food.
• I have failed to keep custody of my eyes and my heart, toyed with myself sexually and been sloppy about my boundaries.
• I have envied others their power, their knowledge, their money, their things, their beauty, their relationships.
• I have been angry and intense about people in authority, my peers, my family and my colleagues.
• I have been whiny and complaining, demanding and short, manipulative and dishonest.
• I have been restless and downhearted, lethargic and passive-aggressive, and I have failed to love.
• I have been vain and arrogant about my talents and gifts, and played to others for approval.