Penance

Penance (Confession) —15 minutes before every Mass or by appointment.

Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion. 

Christ instituted the sacrament of Penance for all sinful members of his Church: above all for those who, since Baptism, have fallen into grave sin, and have thus lost their baptismal grace and wounded ecclesial communion. It is to them that the sacrament of Penance offers a new possibility to convert and to recover the grace of justification. The Fathers of the Church present this sacrament as "the second plank [of salvation] after the shipwreck which is the loss of grace."

For more information on the Sacrament of Penance - read the Catechism of the Church Article 4 online. 


Immediate Sacrament Preparation for First Penance/Reconciliation & Holy Communion

Register now. These classes will be offered on the second Saturday of each month after the 8:00 AM Mass. We will begin in October. Forms are in the north entry of the Church. There is a fee of $25.00 for Sacrament Preparation materials. Scholarships are available. Email the Religious Education Coordinator with any questions or requests.