The forgiveness of sins committed after Baptism is conferred by a particular sacrament called the “sacrament of conversion, confession, penance, or reconciliation”. The Catechism of the Catholic Church continues its teaching by stating, “The whole power of the sacrament of Penance consists in restoring us to God’s grace and joining us with him in an intimate friendship.” Reconciliation with God is thus the purpose and effect of this sacrament. For those who receive [it] with contrite heart and religious disposition, reconciliation is ‘is usually followed by peace and serenity of conscience with strong spiritual consolation.’” (#1468)
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturdays, 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Reconciliation Chapel in the church. Communal celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation are celebrated four times a year in preparation for Christmas and Easter. You can also contact the Parish Office to schedule an appointment with a priest.