Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is often referred to as confession or penance. Reconciliation is that special gift given to us by Jesus in which our sins may be absolved, or forgiven, through the sacramental action of the priest. Jesus said to the apostles, “Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” (John 20:23) We believe that this grace, to forgive sin, has been passed down through the centuries through our bishops, the successors of the apostles, to all priests.
All children preparing for their First Eucharist as well as all youth and adults who are going through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) or RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) process must participate first in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
All Catholics are encouraged to participate in frequent reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Through this sacrament we are not only forgiven our sins but are given the grace to persevere in our fight against sin.
Traditionally, it was considered an obligation for Catholics to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least once a year, during the Easter season, any time between Ash Wednesday and Pentecost Sunday. The Church teaches today that we must participate in the sacrament if we are in the state of serious sin.
Confession Times: Saturday, 9:00-10:00 A.M. and 4:00-4:45 P.M. or call the office for an appointment, (303) 420-1232.