Liturgy confab on Sacrament of Reconciliation set

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A young girl receives the sacrament of Reconciliation during the 51st International Eucharisti Congress held recently in Cebu City. (Photo: Roy Lagarde)

MANILA, March 7, 2016— Why do you need the Sacrament of Reconciliation? How does it help you?

Deeper reflection and study on this sacrament, commonly called confession, is the objective of this year’s Liturgy Conference at the auditorium of San Carlos Seminary in Makati City on March 29 to April 1.

“We will look into the sacrament of Reconciliation from its Biblical, theological, liturgical and pastoral aspects,” said Fr. Genaro Diwa, director of Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission of Manila.

The conference is an annual symposium organized by the archdiocese and the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Liturgy of which Diwa is currently executive secretary.

It is also in collaboration with the Paul VI Institute of Liturgy and the San Beda College-Graduate School of Liturgy.

He said this year’s topic is in consonance with the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which Pope Francis has declared for the universal Church.

In the 28-page bull, titled “Misericordiae Vultus”, the Pope said that through the experience of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the faithful, especially the young are “rediscovering a path back to the Lord, living a moment of intense prayer and finding meaning in their lives.”

Diwa said three-day conference will be of great help to liturgy directors, animators, and parish pastoral workers. (CBCP News)

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