In this little booklet, Paul Turner helps each of us prepare a thoughtful, deeply felt confession and receive God’s mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation. Whether you prefer to approach the sacrament privately during your parish’s weekly scheduled times or through individual confession in the midst of a communal penance service, this booklet will open you up to the richness and power of this sacrament. Ideal for everyone, but especially helpful for: • teens and adults approaching the sacrament for the first time • those who have been out of touch with the Rite of Penance • anyone wanting a deeper understanding of this great spiritual treasure of the Church Paul Turner is pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Kansas City, Missouri. A priest of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, he holds a doctorate in sacred theology from Sant' Anselmo in Rome. His publications include At the Supper of the Lamb (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2011); Glory in the Cross (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2011); ML Bulletin Inserts (San Jose: Resource Publications, 2012); and Celebrating Initiation: A Guide for Priests (Chicago:World Library Publications, 2008). He is a former President of the North American Academy of Liturgy and a team member for the North American Forum on the Catechumenate. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy. He serves as a facilitator for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.