The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also called Penance or Confession
“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion” (paragraph 1422).
This sacrament has several names for several reasons. It is often called Confession because we confess to the Lord our sins and tell Him why we are sorry. We also call it Penance because we promise to make atonement for our sins by doing acts that show our commitment to conversion (which we call Penance). This sacrament is also called Reconciliation because it helps return us to the love of God and makes us willing to respond generously to the Lord’s call.
The sacrament of reconciliation helps reconcile the bonds that we injure with God, the church (and other people), as well as ourselves. The sacrament helps us experience God’s mercy and love in a tangible way as we receive the absolution of the Church, which grants us pardon and peace.
For those who might have been away from the sacrament of Reconciliation for a while, or those who might need a refresher, the sacrament of reconciliation can be celebrated according to the following steps:
Confessions are offered on:
Tuesday:Church 6:30 -7:00 PM
Saturday: Church 10:30-11:45 AM and 4:30-5:20 PM