Today was the first full day of the parish mission hear at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Longview, Texas. I gave the same talk this morning and again this evening. The turnout of people has been wonderful. The talk today was on the Sacrament of Penance. It is broken into two parts. First is a little background and history of the Sacrament. The second half is a spiritual reflection on St. Peter and why we need the Sacrament. It ends with some practical tips for how get over any fears one might have about going to confession. Tomorrow we’ll talk about the Mass and the Eucharist.
Part 1 – The Development of the Sacrament[audio:http://www.shawnthebaptist.org/audio/talks/2013/03/The-Sacrament-of-Penance-Part-1.mp3]
Part 2 – Why St. Peter Needed Confession and We Do Too, Practical Tips[audio:http://www.shawnthebaptist.org/audio/talks/2013/03/The-Sacrament-of-Penance-Part-2.mp3]