Reconciliation: Saturdays from 3pm-4pm in the Chapel (parishioners may wait in the Church) or any time by appointment.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also offered at periodic Penance Services, "Leave the Light On" services and at the Monthly XLT (Exalt) Adoration Service. Please visit our online Calendar of events for dates and times.
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (commonly called Confession, Reconciliation or Penance) is one of seven sacraments of the Catholic Church in which the faithful obtain divine mercy for the sins committed against God and neighbor and are reconciled with the community of the Church. The intent of this sacrament is to provide healing for the soul as well as to regain the grace of God, lost by sin.
Only God forgives sins. Since Jesus is the Son of God, He says of himself, "The Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" and exercises this divine power: "Your sins are forgiven." Further, by virtue of His divine authority He gave this power to the apostles to exercise in his name.
“ And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” (John 20:22-23)
In imparting to His apostles His own power to forgive sins the Lord also gives them the authority to reconcile sinners with the Church. Thus the role of the priest is as a minister of Christ’s mercy. He acts in
After having attained the age of discretion, each of the faithful is bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins
at least once a year
, and always before receiving Holy Communion.
By receiving more frequently through this Sacrament the gift of God's mercy, we are spurred to be merciful as Jesus is merciful. The regular and more frequent confession of sins helps us form our conscience, fight against evil tendencies, let ourselves be healed by Christ and grow in the life of the Spirit.