Everyone Needs Healing

We all have sinned.

No one likes reflecting on their sins, but everyone falls sometimes, or messes up and needs to be restored. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, our merciful God runs to you and embraces you with forgiveness and love. Use this step for two weeks of guidance and encouragement to make the most of this encounter.

Trust in God's Mercy

It's ok to be nervous.

Most people feel nervous when they think of going to confession. Sometimes people don't even know where to begin when approaching this sacrament. Even if it's been forever since the last time you went to confession, this step will guide you. Sign up for tips on scheduling your confession, how to prepare, and what to do when you get there. 

Be Reconciled

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Your primary goal for this step is to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation within a two week period. The Nextstep Card gives you everything you need to do the step. Sign up to download!
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Be Reconciled

What people are saying about

John Hipp

“The reminder that we can find several examinations of conscience in the Bible was helpful. The collection of material in support of what confession is and how it helps us was very good.”

“The reminder that we can find several examinations of conscience in the Bible was helpful. The collection of material in support of what confession is and how it helps us was very good.”

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Sue Gardner

“I go to reconciliation each month, because I need the grace to help me be a better person, one that the God wants me to be and to receive the Eucharist with a brighter cleaner soul for Jesus to enter. This has been a good renewal of the process. ...”

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“I go to reconciliation each month, because I need the grace to help me be a better person, one that the God wants me to be and to receive the Eucharist with a brighter cleaner soul for Jesus to enter. This has been a good renewal of the process. I have learned many new approaches. Thank you. ”

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Diane Steinbrecher

“Very helpful. Nice having a reminder of the Church's teachings.”

“Very helpful. Nice having a reminder of the Church's teachings.”

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Daily Encouragement

Instruction, Guidance, and

  • 01

    Start Here

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    • Be Reconciled

    • What Is Nextstep?

    • View or Download the Nextstep Card

    • Print the Nextstep Card

    • Order the Nextstep Card

    • Discussion Guide

    • Gratitude and Acknowledgements

  • 02

    Week 1

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    • EC Staff: Why Go to Confession?

    • Andrea's Story

    • Peter: 3 Tips for Confession

    • What Is Sin?

    • Degrees of Sin

    • Regular Confession

  • 03

    Week 2

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    • The Dividing Line

    • Pray with Scripture

    • Examine Your Conscience

    • The Horizontal Dimension

    • Kendra: A Definition of Mercy

    • It Is Jesus Himself Who Absolves

    • Kendra: It's Okay to Be Nervous!

  • 04

    Beyond the Step

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    • Making a Good Confession (Fr. Mike Schmitz)

    • Choose Your Next Step