Examination of Conscience During Lockdown
One of the 'first things' that many are looking forward to ‘once our church buildings are allowed to re-open’ is to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) once again, and be gifted with God's mercy.
“In recent months, the pandemic has made it difficult to access Mass and the Sacraments. Yet it has also brought us to recognize how easy it is to take for granted what is most life-giving. As we prepare for [the re-opening of our church buildings], many of us experience in a deeper way the need for Sacramental Confession and the hunger to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. We long to receive the peace that the Sacraments bring to our lives”. (Archdiocese of Vancouver)
To help prepare our hearts for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the following questions – from the Vancouver Archdiocese - may serve as an “Examination of Conscience in the time of COVID."
“Though not all these points indicate “mortal sins,” they do help us see the real spiritual wounds and problems that can emerge in these times. They can encourage us to pause and reflect on our own lives during these months”
Also it would be good to reacquaint ourselves with what happens during the Rite of Reconciliation