Reconciliation with Christ and His Church.
Saturdays at 3:30pm
or by appointment
"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."
God is Mercy.
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.
“And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation”
2 Corinthians 5:18
a sacrament of healing.
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.
Pope Francis speaks on Mercy...
“Brothers and sisters, let us not be closed to the newness that God wants to bring into our lives! Are we often weary, disheartened, and sad? Do we feel weighed down by our sins? Do we think that we won’t be able to cope? Let us not close our hearts, let us not lose confidence, let us never give up.”
Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
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 complete the form below.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday at the back of the Church at 3:30pm. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below to schedule an appointment with a priest.
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.