PENANCE †

THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

The SACRAMENT of PENANCE/RECONCILIATION/CONFESSION is celebrated on Saturday from 3 - 4pm IN THE CHURCH.

In the Sacrament of Penance we come not only to receive the gift of forgiveness but the peace the risen Lord imparts to us.

Penance is the Sacrament in which forgiveness of sins is granted through the priest's absolution to those who: 1. are sorry for their sins 2. confess their sins and 3. promise to do penance. The Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance, has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others. 

CONFESSION: We confess our sins. 
PENANCE: We receive a penance to help us to change, to heal and to grow. 
SORROW / CONTRITION: We pray a prayer that expresses our sorrow for our sin (Act of Contrition). 
ABSOLUTION: We receive forgiveness of our sins through absolution. 

View the PENANCE BOOKLET to help prepare for the Sacrament