Introduction and Opportunities at Our Parish
The Sacrament of Penance, also known as Reconciliation or Confession, is an integral part of our Sacramental Journey with God. In this Sacrament, we have the opportunity both to receive forgiveness for mortal sins which break our God's salvific grace and also to receive special graces of healing and strength in our on-going battle against all forms of temptation. Because this Sacrament is such an important remedy against our spiritual ills, the Church mandates that all Catholics receive the Sacrament of Penance at least once a year. However, many saints (and the Church herself) have said that it is advisable to go much more frequently. For we should always seek more than the minimum in our relationship with God.
The standard, week-to-week opportunities for confession are as follows:
- Saturdays in the Parish Church
- 8:30 AM - After the morning Mass, a priest will be available to hear confessions in the confessional room in the day chapel. There will often be other priests sitting in the main church area to hear confessions at this time. The priests will stay until all who have come to receive the Sacraments have done so.
- 3:00 PM - Priests will once again be available in the confessional room and in the main body of the Church. The priests will stop as soon as possible after 4:00 PM in order to prepare for Mass and allow others in the church building to do so.
- Wednesdays in the Downtown Chapel.
- 11:15 AM - A priest will be available to hear confessions in the Confessional room in the back left (if facing the altar) of the church. The priest will stop hearing confessions as close to 12 as possible to prepare for Mass.
Fr. Adam and Fr. Peter are available for individual appointments as well. If the normally scheduled opportunities for this Sacrament do not work for you or if you would prefer an individual appointment for other reasons, use the contact form below to get in contact with the priests.
As Christmas and Easter draw close each year, extra opportunities are provided to receive this Sacrament. Be sure to check the bulletin during these seasons.
Resources about this Sacrament
- Explore the USCCA to learn about the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation and its impact on the individual and the life of the Church. | en español
- God's Gift of Forgiveness: A Pastoral Exhortation on the Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation | en español
- The Four Steps of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation | en español
- Why Should I Confess My Sins to a Priest? | en español