"Confession is an act of honesty and courage - an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God." - Saint John Paul II
Every time we sin, we hurt ourselves, other people, and God. The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation was given to us by Christ to help us reconcile with Christ and his Church when we have committed harm. Through the Sacrament, we acknowledge our sins, express our sorrow in a meaningful way, receive the forgiveness of Christ and his Church, make reparation for what we have done, and resolve to do better in the future. During his public life, Jesus both forgave sins and reintegrated sinners into the community. This is the goal of the Sacrament of Confession: to forgive sins and to provide reconciliation with the Church.
The Sacrament of Confession is available every Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and by appointment. The primary confessional is located to the right of the altar in the church.
First Communal Confession is celebrated by all 2nd graders prior to the reception of First Eucharist, providing the following requirements are met:
- Students must attend and successfully complete grades one and two of religious education classes
- At least one parent must attend the parent meeting
- Students will need to complete the home preparation workbook with their parents
- Parents must complete readiness assessment form and return to the Religious Education Office
- By the end of the 2nd grade year, all 2nd graders will have mastered the Act of Contrition and made an individual confession
Please contact our parish office staff for additional information.