"We're Moved by the Spirit"

Reconciliation

Why Go to Confession?

Not only does the Sacrament of Reconciliation 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)

Adapted from United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

 


God's Gift of Forgiveness


Reconciliation is offerred every Saturday at 3:30 P.M. or by appointment.

Advent and Lenten Communal Reconciliations are scheduled each year. 

Please see our parish bulletin for details on communal reconciliations.