The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a celebration of God’s mercy and forgiveness. This is one of the ways that Catholics renew their Baptism and seek to follow the way of the Gospel.
The celebration consists of a proclamation of God’s mercy, followed by prayers of sorrow and contrition, confession of sin (the absence of God), the declaration of absolution (forgiveness), an act of penance (conversion or change) and thanksgiving.
A priest is the minister of this sacrament. Priests are available at scheduled times of Confession (Saturday afternoons from 4:00 to 4:45) and communal celebrations of the Sacrament of Penance and by appointment.
This celebration is the ordinary way one who has been estranged from the church and the celebration of the sacraments returns to the life of the church.
Children are prepared to celebrate this sacrament in our School or our Faith Formation program before they receive their First Communion.