Reconciliation

Our Lady of the Lake

2411 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark MO 65049

A message from Msgr. Marion J. Makarewicz, pastor

By Monsignor Makarewicz | March 17, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As the Body of Christ, we all share in the joys and sufferings of one another. The present pandemic will invite us deeper into that sacred mystery, even as our prayer, worship, and charity take unexpected paths. Bishop McKnight has suspended all public Masses throughout the Diocese of Jefferson…

Live Stream Mass Times

Orario de Misas

Weekend Masses - Fin de semana:
Sunday:  10:00 AM
Sunday:  2:00 PM en Español

Daily Masses - Ferial:
Tuesday:  8:00 AM
Wednesday:  6:00 PM
Thursday:  8:00 AM
Friday:  8:00 AM
Saturday:  11:00 AM

Confessions - Confesiones:
Tuesday:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thursday: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday:  5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Contact Us

Our Lady of the Lake
Parish Office

PO Box 2390
2411 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark MO 65049

Parish Office Phone

(573) 365-2241

Diocese of Jefferson City
Chancery Offices

(573) 635-9127

Reconciliation

"It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned" - The Prayer of St. Francis

An Experience of the Gift of God's Boundless Mercy

"Those who approach the Sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion."

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1422

The Sacrament of Penance, also commonly referred to as Reconciliation or Confession, is an experience of the gift of God's boundless mercy.

Not only does it (the Sacrament of Penance) free us from our sins, but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us.  We are liberated to be forgivers.  We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: "It is in pardoning that we are pardoned."

Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church.  The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession, we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. "In him, we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).

To learn more about the Sacrament of Penance, visit the US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website. There, you can also download the e-version of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.

 

Reconciliation at Our Lady of the Lake:

Confessions are available every Saturday at 4:00 pm and also upon request.


As an aid to you, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops have collected and developed several "Examinations of Conscience" to assist the laity in reflecting prayerfully on one's thoughts, words, and deeds in order to identify any sins.

Download the Examinations of Conscience

There are various types of examinations of conscience but regardless of which one you use to prepare yourself for the Sacrament. The USCCB provides several options, all of then rooted in scripture particularly, the Ten Commandments and Beatitudes.