Penitential Rite (in the dark)

Slide13Three large candles are lit.

Jesus is the light of the world. That light is in each of us for Jesus is always with us.

When we do things that are wrong, when we hurt or damage our friends or families, our environment, or ourselves the light of Jesus becomes dim in us. Let us remember those times, sort our lives out and know that God forgives us.

During each petition at the words “we bring darkness” one of the three candles is extinguished.

When we do wrong to our family and loved ones, we bring darkness into our lives
Father, forgive.
Father, forgive.

When we do wrong to our world, we bring darkness into our lives
Father, forgive
Father, forgive.

When we do wrong to ourselves, we bring darkness into our lives

Father, forgive
Father, forgive.

May the risen Christ heal and restore us (light candle)
save us from all evil (light candle)
and give us his light always (light candle)
Amen.