Penance / Confession

"On the evening of that day, the first day of the week," Jesus showed Himself to His apostles. "He breathed on them and said to them: 'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.'" (John 20: 19, 22-23)

 

The forgiveness of sins, committed after Baptism, is offered to us by a loving and merciful God through a sacrament called by a number of names: the sacrament of conversion, confession, penance or reconciliation. Each name identifies a grace and gift that flows to those who in humility confess their wrongdoings before God.

 

When we sin, we wound our relationship to God; we diminish our own human integrity as a child of God, and we undermine the spiritual well-being of the Church. Therefore, it is necessary for us to seek the mercy and forgiveness of a God who loves us deeply and wants to restore us to His love and the love of the community of faith, the Church.

Confession Times

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance/Confession) is available at both parishes.

The schedule can be found here.

Helpful Resources

Resources for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Q & A About Reconciliation

How to Make a Good Confession

 

Examinations of Conscience

Grade 2 - 3

Grade 4 - 6

Teenagers

Young Adults

Single Adults

Married Persons

Older Persons

Persons with an Illness

Those who have been away from the Sacrament or First-time Confession for Adults