“Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”
— Matthew 18:18
With these words to St. Peter, Jesus instituted the sacrament of Reconciliation. This sacrament has taken on a variety of forms over the centuries and our current practice most closely resembles the sacrament as it took place in the monasteries of Ireland. The sacrament of Reconciliation/confession is an opportunity to participate in the Sacramental life of the Church and is an opportunity to encounter the presence of God in the grace of the sacrament itself. It is our sincerest hope that the sacrament of reconciliation fills you with a peace that only God can give.
No preparation is required for Baptized Catholics to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, but the Church has established the age of 7 as the age of reason and therefore the minimum age to receive the sacrament. Even though no preparation is required, we offer instruction as a part of our religion classes in our parish school as well as our Religious Education Program.
Opportunities for Confession/Reconciliation
We currently offer structured times for the sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday evenings from 4:15 pm until 4:45 pm and then again on Sunday immediately following the 8:00 am mass. We do offer Reconciliation/Penance Services during Advent and Lent. You are most welcome to set up an appointment for confession by calling the rectory and asking to speak to any one of the priests.