"Forgiveness is not a result of our efforts, but is a gift. It is a gift of the Holy Spirit who showers us with mercy and grace that pours forth unceasingly from the open heart of Christ crucified and risen." - Pope Francis
As a result of human weaknesses, very often our life in Christ gained through the Sacrament of Baptism, is threatened by sin. Our sins, the ways in which we place ourselves over God and neighbor, mar our relationships, our happiness, and our destiny. We should not despair. God is Love, and God is Mercy, continually reaching out to us again and again to "return home."
Sin is not a private affair, but affects all of our relationships. The Sacrament of Confession reconciles us with Christ and His Church. St. Paul tells us that, because of Christ, "where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more" (Romans 5:20). God is ready and waiting, eager to forgive and to shower you with Love and Mercy.
The Sacrament of Confession is one which brings healing and reconciliation. Our relationship with Jesus Christ is not a private matter, likewise, neither are our sins.
The priest in the Sacrament of Confession stands in the place of Christ and the community of the Church to offer the penitent sinner hope, healing, and God’s mercy in a way that is entirely confidential.
First Confession for those who are baptized Catholics is normally received in the second grade, just prior to First Communion. To receive more information, please call.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday at the back of the Church at 3:30pm.
Penance Services are also held in the seasons of Advent and Lent. At these services, the community gathers in prayer and then several priests are made available throughout the church for private confessions. During these seasons please refer to the website or bulletin to know when the Penance Service is scheduled.