Thinking about Reconciliation
Resources for the Rite of Penance
A Reader for Priests and People
This booklet offers an oversight of reconciliation in the liturgical life of the Church. It offers individuals a broader perspective on reconciliation than is provided in other Liturgy Office resources which are specific to the Rite of Penance itself. The text includes extensive quotations from the Rite of Penance and other Church documents, and series of questions to encourage personal engagement with the material.
The material is available in a number of formats:
The five sections are also available separately as A5 leaflets (pdf)
- The Mystery of Reconciliation in the History of Salvation
- The Mystery of Reconciliation in the Sacraments
- The Church, the sinner and society
- The Rite of Penance
- Preparing for and celebrating the Rite of Penance
- Appendix A:
Two sets of additional questions. The first is intended for those who wish to review current parish and/or deanery practice in the light of the Rite, and the second for those who wish to reflect on Thinking about Reconciliation as a group.