Reconciliation is the experience of the gift of God's boundless mercy.
The Act of Contrition
A prayer to pray after you have made your confession to the priest: O, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because of your just punishment, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more an to avoid the near occasion of sin.